The danger of dating on web
Once she began dating him, a jealous girl flooded her computer with a stream of nasty messages.
"She'd say, 'I hate you; leave the school,' and she called me every name in the book," says Handy, now an 18-year-old senior in New Jersey.
Some cyberbullies pose as their victims and send out harassing messages to others.
"They need to meet these kids, groom these children and become friends." Predators may take on fake identities and feign interest in a child's favorite bands, TV shows, video games or hobbies.
More predators are now scouring social networking sites, such as My Space and Xanga, because these sites have centralized so much information, Shehan says.
A child's profile typically includes photos, personal interests and blogs.
"It's quite crafty what these child predators will go through." Internet Safety Tips Internet Danger #3: Pornography One of the worst dangers of the Internet, for many parents, is the idea that pornography could pop up and surprise their children.
But parents may not realize that some kids are going online to seek out web porn, too.