There’s a warning for parents after a
Sheriff investigators say 26-year old Jeremy Socola sent sexually explicit text messages and pictures with his cell phone to young girl athletes. He also allegedly used computer instant messages.
Socola coached softball and football at
A number of parents are buying cell phones for their kids so they can keep in touch throughout the day. Most say it's for emergencies. But a lot let their kids text message and send pictures too.
Pam Weaver from the
So what can you do? The first thing is parents can say no to text messaging. It's as easy as telling your wireless provider to disable the option to receive or send messages. As far as pictures are concerned - buy a phone without a camera.
It's hard to read messages that were erased - the companies only keep archives for a short time - and it's hard to get your hands on them. If you're paying for the phone service - you can get more activity details online.
"You can get call detail which provides more detail as to who's sending and receiving the messages," said John O’Malley, Verizon Wireless.
The best way to keep your kids safe is to check up on them often.
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