Save our kids: Ban 'sugar daddy' sites

Thereport of a man who had sex with a 15-year-old girl after meeting her through an online site is disturbing (Jail for married man who had sex with a 15-year-old even after she told him her age; Feb 20).

As a very concerned parent, I write to strongly urge the authorities to ban such "sugar daddy" websites.

Parents already face many challenges trying to raise their children to be good and responsible citizens.

With both parents working in most families, they sometimes do not have the time to monitor closely the activities of their school-going children.

This is made even more difficult by the long irregular school hours, co-curricular activities and other commitments in school.

Exacerbating these is the easy access that children today have to smartphones and other electronic devices. They can access such websites and apps without their parents knowing about it.

Lillian Leong (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2018, with the headline 'Save our kids: Ban 'sugar daddy' sites'. Print Edition | Subscribe