•78% of teens now have cell phones
–Almost half (47%) of those are smartphones
•One in four teens (23%) have a tablet computer
–One in four teens are “cell mostly” internet users
• Nine in ten (93%) teens have a computer at home
–61% of 13-17 year olds have a personal profile on social
95% of teens are online
The Internet is a wonderful tool for learning.
But, it can also be a place for predators to
reach your children, and for Cyber bullying to
Over 75% of Internet crimes are not reported
to the police or parents
Over 45 million children ages 10-17 use
the internet. Among them:
-One in five has been sexually solicited
-One in four has encountered unwanted
-Close to 60% of teens have received an
email or instant message from a stranger and
Tips for Parents…
• Place your computer in a
common area of the house.
• Educate yourself about
computers and the internet.
• Make reasonable rules. Set time
and use limits. Enforce them.
• Educate yourself and your child
about the dangers of the Internet.
• Reinforce the guiding rule, “Don’t
talk to strangers.”
• Don’t allow your child to go into
private chat rooms, especially
when you are not present.
• Know your child’s usernames and
passwords to all accounts.
• Utilize parental controls and
• Review the use histories and logs
of your computer to see where
your children have been.
Do not threaten to
take away the
computer or cell
Most kids will not report inappropriate Internet contact
to their parents because they are afraid of losing
99=Parent is no longer
Kitty=VaginaGNOC=Get naked on Camera
GYPO=Get your pants off
Jane B. Conn, VFC Director
Megan Crouch, VFC Prevention Education Coordinator
Pat Clark, VFC Prevention Education Specialist
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
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