Start by talking to her about the responsible use of the Web.
It's possible that she's completely oblivious of the dangers lurking there.
The Kaiser Family Foundation tells us that 70 percent of teenage Internet users have accidentally encountered pornography on the Web, and that half of those kids said they were very upset by the experience.
We've all heard horror stories about teens and pre-teens being abducted and raped by sexual predators whom they met online.
You don't have to worry about someone rejecting your comments or looking like a fool because no one knows who you are and where you live (unless you tell the person you are chatting with, which is a major no-no). Before too long, you will have made some new online friends.
With its immediate instructions to show common courtesy and respect for other teens on the site, The Teen Flirt Chat Room fosters a healthy, considerate environment. Just think of a screen name you would like to use and type it in.
Talk about any topic that is on your mind or you are interested in.
Adult and teen users of any race, gender, lifestyle or sex are welcome to participate.
You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
What's your opinion on teens getting involved in social networking and online chat rooms?
Bottom line: as parents, it's our responsibility to protect our children from the many risks they face in today's toxic culture.
Our recommendation is that you become intentional about that and implement a specific plan designed to set up a hedge around your daughter's innocence.