Now, we face the worrying prospect that a growing number of men find it acceptable to expose themselves to strangers online - and the young girls watching them not only think it's normal, but some even agree to perform sex acts on themselves in return.
Just think of the way that Ashley Cole threw away his marriage to Cheryl Cole by texting naked photos of himself to a stranger, before embarking on an alleged affair with her.
Dr Taly Weiss is a Jerusalem-based marketing trends researcher with a Ph D in Social Psychology.
She says that internet encounters, be they ones such as on Chatroulette or dating sites, or the sending of explicit photos, are about satisfying the feeling of excitement that comes when we are allowed inside private places and invite people into them too. For, when you think back to the creation of mobile phones, what started as a useful way of communicating quickly turned into sexting (sending explicit text messages).
Guys continually make requests for female participants to do things they generally wouldn't think to do in a public forum, like show their breasts.
The randomness of the site means that you just never know and can't control who you are going to interact with next.Within the first few seconds of using the site, I was asked: 'Do you show boobs?''If you don't like something, you just click "next",' my daughter blithely told me.Besides the sex, there's also the danger of impressionable teens meeting total strangers -- and since there is no content filter on the site, you have no idea where the conversation could lead.Besides these risks there's also the ease with which rejection occurs.