The mother of an Indian Creek Middle School student never thought she needed to police her daughter’s use of a school-issued iPad until she saw the emails.
Jeanine Wilkerson realized something was wrong when her 12-year-old daughter inadvertently copied her on an email she was sending to a 20-year-old man. Wilkerson took the iPad and tried to learn more about whom the email was being sent to.
That’s when she saw her daughter had emailed the man more than 100 times, mostly while she was at school. The pair had met playing the online game Clash of Clans, which Indian Creek students are allowed to keep on their iPads and lets users email each other. In one of the messages, the 20-year-old told Wilkerson’s daughter that a girl in high school had once emailed him nude pictures of herself, Wilkerson said.