Wages of exploitation When 17-year-old Ryan Haight of La Mesa (San Diego County) used the computer in his family's den to order painkillers online, court reports indicate that 100 tablets of hydrocodone (a generic version of Vicodin) arrived in the mail a few days later, c.o.d.
-- despite the fact that he had no valid prescription.
What experts fear is that parents remain relatively unaware of the much more ordinary hazards for their children in cyberspace: Profiteers who run online pharmacy and gambling sites -- and couldn't care less about the ages of their customers.
1 problem," said attorney Parry Aftab, executive director of the nonprofit Wired
"Lots of kids think it's worse to be bullied online than in person.
Computer addiction, as players of elaborate online games such as World of Warcraft and City of Heroes become hopelessly obsessed.
Web sites in which teens reinforce self-destructive behavior -- for example, "Friends of Ana" sites advocating anorexia.