“I was chatting online with someone,” recalls a teen named Philip, “when an immoral picture popped up on my screen.
The person I was chatting with had sent it to my computer.” Once your desire to consider sexually explicit material has been aroused, you may be tempted to pursue your interest further, such as in an adult chat room.* Many who fall into the trap of viewing pornography go on to commit immorality and suffer the inevitable consequences. that strangers may not satisfy themselves with your power.” (Proverbs 5:8-10) The principle behind this advice might be applied this way: Do not get near chat rooms where sexual topics are discussed so that you do not give your dignity to strangers who just want to satisfy themselves at your expense.
On the other hand, if you do not express your real feelings and ideas to your family and friends, you are deceiving them.
If you have access to the Internet, what dangers should you be aware of?
A Hunting Ground for Sexual Predators “I was talking with some people in a chat room,” says Abigail, “when a man asked me if I knew any 14-year-olds. He said that he was willing to give them money for sex.” Abigail’s experience is not an isolated one.
You might conform to their standards of language or adopt their interests in an attempt to make new friends.
Conversely, you may see a chat room as a place to express ideas and feelings that you think your parents or friends would disapprove of.
But time and again, I found myself hanging on and chatting about sexual subjects. (Proverbs , 19) Admittedly, humans have an increased interest in sex during youth. You need answers to your questions on this important subject.* However, the way you satisfy your curiosity about sexual matters will have a profound impact on your happiness, both present and future.