Some warning signs, which may indicate cause for concern, include:
- Your child spends large amounts of time on the computer late at night. Most children that fall victim to computer sex offenders spend large amounts of time online particularly in chat rooms.
- Addiction to the computer along with a loss of interest in social activities, friends, family, etc. Computer sex offender's work very hard at driving a wedge between a child and their family or at exploiting their relationship.
- Your child turns the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen on the monitor when you come into the room. A child could be looking at pornography or is having sexually explicit conversations and does not want you to see the screen.
While this is not a total list, changes in your child's behaviour on the computer should be of concern.