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  1. 1. CYBER WORLD Conquers Adolescents
  3. 3. Generation Divide 9th grader: “My parents don’t understand that I’ve been online since I was in 2nd grade. I know what to watch out for.” Parent: “I feel like I’m always on the outside looking in. Technology is making it hard to relate to my child.” Teacher: “I need to find way to entertain my students. We have to cut through the cloud of information and media surrounding them to capture their attention
  4. 4. <ul><li>A 2011 survey found that 47% of adults used a social network </li></ul><ul><li>In 2011, HCL Technologies conducted research which showed that 50% of employers had banned the use of social networking sites/services during office hours </li></ul><ul><li>In May 2010, a  child pornography  social networking site with hundreds of members was dismantled by law enforcement. It was deemed &quot;the largest crimes against children case brought anywhere by anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking is the internet's biggest growth area, particular among young children, </li></ul><ul><li>7% of teenagers aged 13 to 17 described themselves as &quot;becoming addicted&quot; to the net and other 26 per cent said they used it every day and considered it &quot;an important part of their lives&quot;. </li></ul>Survey of social networking
  5. 6. Some of the Popular Social-Networking Sites <ul><li>Name Active user accounts Date </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook 750 million July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Tencent QQ 674 million August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Qzone 480 million March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Netease 360 million May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Tencent Weibo 233 million August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Habbo 203 million February 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter 200 million January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Sina Weibo 200 million August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Skype 145 million March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Badoo 121+ million July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Orkut 120+ million August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo 117 million July 2010 </li></ul>
  7. 8. ADULT SITES <ul><li>30% of teen girls who used the Internet frequently had been sexually harassed while they were in a chat room. </li></ul><ul><li>37% of teens (male and female) received links to sexually explicit content online. </li></ul><ul><li>30% of teens have talked about meeting someone they met online </li></ul><ul><li>The largest consumer of Internet pornography is the 12-17 age group. </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 90 percent of children ages 8-16 have viewed pornograpghy online. </li></ul><ul><li>9 in 10 kids 8-16 yrs. have viewed porn online, mostly accidentally while doing homework </li></ul><ul><li>Median age for the first use of Adult sites : boys: 11-13 girls: 12-14 </li></ul>
  8. 9. Adult sites are the great evil <ul><li>Sex is the number 1 topic searched on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>70% of 18 to 24 year old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month report being regular users of pornography. </li></ul><ul><li>One in 17 children ages 10-17 were threatened or harassed over the Internet in 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>A survey of 600 households conducted by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children found that 20% of parents do not know any of their children’s Internet passwords, instant messaging nicknames or email addresses </li></ul>
  9. 10. ADULT SITES <ul><li>21% of teens say they have looked at something on the internet that they wouldn’t want their parents to know </li></ul><ul><li>Incidents of child sexual exploitation have risen from 4,573 in 1998 to 112,083 in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Online sexual solicitation can be a traumatic experience for victims. About 25% of youth who were sexually solicited felt &quot;extremely afraid or upset&quot; in response to the incident. Those most affected by sexual solicitation included teens that were: </li></ul><ul><li>aged 10–13, </li></ul><ul><li>solicited more aggressively online, </li></ul><ul><li>sexually solicited on a computer in another person's home, </li></ul><ul><li>currently struggling with major symptoms of depression </li></ul>
  10. 11. Effects of ADULT sites <ul><li>Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Self-destructive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Deviant behavior </li></ul><ul><li>The dehumanization of human dignity and the exploitation of the individual person. </li></ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Physical or psychological intimidation that occurs repeatedly over time </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying can be overt (i.e., teasing, hitting, or stealing); boys are most often overt bullies </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying can covert (i.e., spreading rumors or exclusion); girls are most often covert bullies </li></ul>WHAT IS BULLYING ?
  13. 14. About 25% of teens report being victims of cyberbullying, and over a third (35%) of teens reported feeling unaffected by it .......Yet, the vast majority of victims reported <ul><li>Feelings of : </li></ul><ul><li>frustration, </li></ul><ul><li>anger, </li></ul><ul><li>sadness, and </li></ul><ul><li>social anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>They may be worrying all the time and making themselves sick. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, as is the case with online sexual solicitation, preteens are more likely to suffer psychologically from cyberbullying than older teens </li></ul>Children's after cyber bullying
  14. 16. Cyber bullying typically starts at about 9 years of age and usually ends after 14 years of age; after 14, it becomes cyber or sexual harassment due to nature of acts and age of actors Affects 65-85% of kids in the core group directly or indirectly through close friends Problems in studies: not assessing the ‘real thing’ i.e. Only 15% of parent polled knew what cyber bullying was 65% of their students between 8-14 have been involved directly or indirectly in a cyber bullying incident as the cyber bully, victim or friend 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online. Report of bullying
  15. 17. <ul><li>Criminal Law Limits </li></ul><ul><li>The following kinds of speech can lead to arrest & prosecution: </li></ul><ul><li>Making threats of violence to people or their property </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in coercion </li></ul><ul><li>Making obscene or harassing phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Harassment or stalking </li></ul><ul><li>Creating or sending sexually explicit images of teens </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Taking a photo of someone in place where privacy expected </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Do not allow a child to have a computer in their bedroom </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with your child </li></ul><ul><li>Show an interest- have them show you what they are working on. </li></ul>Best Advise for Parents
  17. 19. The End By Gocool BCA 1 st year