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Internet safety

  1. 1. Safety on the Internet: Analysis of Online Chatter and Educational Programs<br />Rachel A. Sitarz<br />
  2. 2. 1in 7 youth, received sexual solicitation (NCMEC )<br />71% of youth received a message on SNS from someone they do not know offline (NCMEC )<br />80-83% report some form of sexual harassment online (Ybarra, Espelage & Mitchell, 2007)<br />Victimization<br />
  3. 3. 80% of youth on SNS’s, utilize them daily (Lenhart, et al., 2010)<br />14% had actually met someone that they only knew through the Internet (Lenhart, et al., 2010)<br />Contributes to vulnerabilities<br />Relevance<br />
  4. 4. Can lead to serious mental health problems later in life<br />problematic behavior, delinquency, low commitment to school work, substance usage, poor parental involvement, depression, low self esteem and suicidal ideation (Fleming, et al., 2006; Ybarra, Espelage & Mitchell, 2007)<br />Relevance continued...<br />
  5. 5. The purpose of the current research project was to examine the amount of talk, or chatter, there was on the topic of Internet safety, dangers and cyber bullying messages, in regards to youth<br />Statement of Purpose<br />
  6. 6. How much chatter is there on the Internet, regarding youth’s Internet safety, Internet dangers and cyber bullying?<br />How much chatter is there on the Internet, regarding the various programs available to educate others about the topics of Internet safety, Internet dangers and cyber bullying?<br />Research Questions<br />
  7. 7. 2079 posts on the three topics<br />Safety: “how-to’s” <br />Dangers: privacy and security<br />Majority were blogs for all 3 categories<br />Data<br />
  8. 8. 235 posts made <br />Peak: 14-16 by GetNetWise<br />Most were blogs<br />Data continued....<br />
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  10. 10. Importance<br />Disconnect between programs and chatter<br />More people talking about “need” to educate, but not the programs that are educating<br />Programs aren’t utilizing social media<br />
  11. 11. Contributes to the Internet Crimes Against Children field<br />Understanding of educational programs<br />NCMEC<br />Researchers of ICAC<br />Contributions/who should care?<br />
  12. 12. QUESTIONS???<br />

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