In some ways, it seems harmless to let your children use the internet.

It is an excellent teaching tool used to do research for school projects, explore different cultures, and even learn a new language.

One disturbing statistic reveals that 57% of young girls and 83% of underage boys will have seen group sex online before they turn 18 years old.

Whatever your stance is on pornography, every parent agrees that it is not something that is suitable for underage children.

The predator may then keep those images and distribute them online.

It is estimated that nearly 1 in 5 teenagers will share a sexual text they received from someone else. So whether your child is sexting an adult or someone their own age, sharing sexual information or photos can be detrimental to their emotional health, their human rights, and their reputation.

"I'm sure someone has used each of the terms somewhere, sometime," says Segan.

"But you're not going to get many teens texting each other that they love female/male dominance." "I never heard of that one before," chimes in Parks. " Some of the terms are accurate, Segan says -- chiefly the ones having to do with the presence of parents in the room, or "parent or mom over shoulder." "CD9, POS, MOS -- those are real," he says (though Parks had never heard of them).There are many benefits to using the internet, but as a parent, you also need to know about the dangers.For example, the World Wide Web is a great place for your children to study and learn, grow socially, and have fun.And the Midwest is just a hotbed of this sex chat-room stuff." Jansen's not saying that every teenager is using each acronym, but she insists all of them are things parents should be aware of."It's a good overview of what parents ought to be aware of, even if their kids aren't going to these weird chat rooms, because kids pick them up anyway," Jansen explains "It's like when I was young and my friends and I looked up dirty words in the dictionary." Segan isn't convinced that your middle-school-aged son or daughter will soon be fluent in bondage terminology.Unfortunately, there are many predators that lurk on the internet that may be detrimental to your child’s physical or mental well-being.