With the increasing popularity of the Internet and the easy availability of pornographic websites, cyber sex addiction is becoming a problem.
Many people do enjoy adult chat rooms and pornographic sites without becoming addicted.
The counseling center at the University of Rochester offers a useful checklist to help people with cyber sex addiction, and their friends and families, to recognize the problem.According to the University counselors, you may be addicted to cyber sex if: Other warning signs may be part of addiction, or they may reveal that a person is at risk.Recognizing these signs can serve as a wake-up call, letting the user know that it's time to cut back.Warning signs include: The first step to overcoming cyber sex addiction is to recognize that the problem exists.A doctor or therapist can help identify any underlying problems such as depression, low self-esteem, or fear of real-life relationships.
Not all cyber sex addicts have these problems, but if they are present, treatment is essential to recovery.
Foreword | This paper reports the experience of Queensland police in the investigation of predatory behaviour by men seeking sex with children through online chat rooms.
It reports on the 25 investigations into online grooming completed by the Queensland Police in the period June 2003 and September 2004 under the code name Task Force Argos, and includes a discussion of three successful prosecutions.
The investigations involved police officers posing as girls aged between 13 and 16 accessing the internet in order to uncover adults who were seeking to procure children online for sexual activity.
The results of this study show the aggressive and rapid way that children are targeted by adults for sexual purposes.
In 76 per cent of cases the suspect was arrested for an offence within one month of the first online contact.