From KUSA (written by Dr. Max Wachtel) - With the recent arrest of Shannon Conley, 19, for planning to fly to Syria and help terrorists after falling in love with an online jihadist, questions arise about how to protect children and monitor their online activity.
With young children, it is relatively easy to limit their exposure to the Internet and to monitor what they see. As kids age however, this becomes more difficult. Although it might not be possible to keep your teenager off the Internet, there are typically warning signs parents and friends can watch for when determining whether a child might be developing a problem:
1. Look for behavior changes. If you notice unusual behaviors...[read more]