I suspect that most parents buckle under the pressure and pay up out of fear of legal proceedings and public humiliation. Consumer Talk recently investigated the case of 14-year-old Durban boy who used his father’s prepaid cellphone to make a call to Hot Live Girls, having seen their advert in a local newspaper. ” asked Lily, a question he clearly wasn’t expecting. er 1994.” And then Lily delivered the crucial information about the cost of the service, very fast, without the pauses which would have given the words meaning.
The woman who answered, calling herself Lily, first asked him if he was over 18. “We have a naughty special of a R100 that is payable within 72 hours.
Before you were married you may have had lots of friends of the opposite sex, but things are different now.
Sometimes it's just a matter of establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries. Or is this rather a question of renewing acquaintances with an "old flame" or two? From a certain perspective, maintaining a healthy marriage while wisely managing relationships with members of the opposite sex is no different in cyberspace than it is in the "real" world-for example, at a party, at a high school reunion, or while out to dinner with other couples at a restaurant.There are compelling reasons to be cautious about opposite-sex friendships outside of your spouse's company.Spending more time online allows children to become more vulnerable to sexual predators, sexual offenses, and cyberbullying, which is in addition to leaving less time for family outings, television, and getting physical activity outside with friends or sports teams.The number of sexual predators and online sexual offenses has more than doubled in the last three years, with more than 82% of online sex crimes originating from social networking sites that predators use to gain insight into their victim’s habits and likes.and the availability of technology and access to these sites for a majority of children.