25% of children have been exposed to unwanted pornographic material online.
Only 1/3 of households with Internet access are actively protecting their childen with filtering or blocking software.
Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 75% of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services.
Only approximately 25% of children who encountered a sexual approach or solicitation told a parent or adult.
One in 33 youth received an aggressive sexual solicitation in the past year. This means a predator asked a young person to meet somewhere, called a young person on the phone, and/or sent the young person correspondence, money, or gifts through the U.S. Postal Service.
77% of the targets for online predators were age 14 or older. Another 22% were users ages 10 to 13.
64% of teens say that they do things online that they wouldn’t want their parents to know about.
“ Protecting Teens Online,” 2005. 1 in 5 Children are sexually solicited online (only 25% of those told a parent)
89% Sexual solicitations occurred in either chat rooms or Instant Messaging.
Teens are willing to meet with strangers: 16 percent of teens considered meeting someone they've only talked to online and 8 percent have actually met someone they only knew online.
Your Child Might Be At Risk… Countless Late Night Hours on Internet Pornographic Videos Random Phone Calls Random Gifts Withdrawn Other's On-line account
What Parents Can Do… Communicate openly about on-line predators Check computer's history Check caller id, check cell phone history Monitor all technology devices of your child Keep computer in central location Interact with your children Obtain access to child's account- be honest and open On-line responsibility o do not arrange meeting o upload photos only for friends to see o settings-privacy only allow friends to access o don't download images from outside sources http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm