The internet is a great tool for our children to use for investigate when completing homework assignments. It is also a great tool to use to ensue personal interests, keep up with the news, or to socialize with friends.
Unfortunately the internet also poses many dangers to our teenagers and kids.
One of the major dangers is the proximity of the internet predator.
Online predator statistics:
*There is estimated to be over 5,000,000 predators that surf the internet
*These predators are online around the clock seeing for targets
*Sexual predators use forums, chat rooms, and instant messaging to search and reveal with children.
*There is a fifty percent opening that if your child is in a chat room designated for under aged children, the stranger he or she is talking to is a sexual predator logged in under a false identity.
*Sexual predators especially enjoy the use of inexpressive messaging, inexpressive chat rooms, and the webcam to make advances towards their victims.
*Surveys show that one in five of our kids will receive sexual advances while online but that less than 25 per cent of them will tip off a parent or adult.
*Approximately 5 percent of our kids were aggressively approached by a sexual predator. This means they asked to meet the child offline, called them on the phone, or sent them money or gifts in the mail.
*89 percent of all sexual advances towards our children take place in internet chat rooms and through instant messaging.
*75 percent of our kids are willing to share personal facts with a stranger on the internet, exactly what the sexual predator is seeing for.
*77 percent of the targets of online predators were 14 or older. 22 percent were in the middle of the ages of 10 and 13.
*30 percent of those that are victimized by sexual predators are boys.
*Sexual predators are usually in the middle of the ages of 18 and 55. They are predominately males. Many have no prior criminal record.
*64 percent of the teens surveyed admitted they did things online that they would not want their parents to know about.
*Approximately 19 percent of our teens say they have carefully meeting man offline that they have only known online.
*Approximately 9 percent of our teens state that they have unmistakably met offline a stranger they previously only knew and met online.
The internet predator has three favorite tools they love to use to target their victims:
*Online chat rooms that offer inexpressive messages or inexpressive rooms that they can detach your child and become aggressive without being observed by others.
*Internet messaging, again, because they can get your child one-on-one and try and take benefit of them.
*The webcam is one of the favorite tools of the predator to find out what your child looks like, to try and gain personal facts about them, and to manipulate them into doing things on camera to compromise their safety.Tags:Dangers, Internet, Internet Predators, Online, Online Predators, Predators, Statistics