“Well apparently they allow their 14 yr old daughter unfettered access to the internet which allows her to converse with and meet 19 year old men.”
Almost all kids do /can do that either online, school, church, mall or via cell.
Online you are isolated and more apt to make bad choices. Would you let a female friend go off alone with a 19 year old man she had just met at the mall?
Lame defense of the parents. There are any number of methods for parents to take to protect their kids. To begin with, at home restrict computer access or monitor computer activity. No computers with internet in the kid’s rooms, software installations and simply talking with them about the dangers of online predators for starters. In terms of cell phones, simply provide your child with a dull phone without internet access or a camera and is limited to calling / texting 9-11 and family numbers. Be proactive with the school / church to ensure that social media sites are not available if the internet is on the premises. Talk with your child’s friend’s parents to see if they are as watchful. If they are, great. If not, they’re not allowed over there unsupervised.
See how easy that was?