My youngest sister, 14, has very recently struck up a friendship with someone she met on Facebook or Myspace or something, meeting him through the fact that they both posted messages to the same band’s page.
Since then she has spent each night on instant messenger to him from about 5pm til long past midnight, calls him on her mobile it seems like every hour and then uses the land line to call him at any time from 11pm til 3 in the morning. She always leaves the room during these calls, obviously for privacy, but then retreatsto her room and closes the door.
Mum has never met him or talked to him, but has said that his voice sounds older than he’s claiming to be (this is when Jen puts him on loud-speaker when she’s the only one in the room). She’s also said that, of the three of us (my sisters and I), Jen is the most likely to fall victim to ‘grooming’ - she’s the youngest, feels like she’s always fighting with and is victimised by the family, has self esteem issues but spends a lot of time on her appearance so people will look at her… understandably she’s concerned - as am I, it’s my little sister! This guy is at least 17 - he’s in the second year of UK college - and he spends up to 4 hours a night talking to a 14 year old girl on the phone.
Any ideas on how to resolve this?