“Internet Safety for kids”, father and daughter on computer
Help keep your kids safe by using healthy Internet practices and education.

Internet safety for kids and parents

Children are completely unaware of the dangers of the Internet. As citizens and parents, it is our responsibility to educate our kids and make them aware of the dangers of Internet stalking, lurking, predators and pornography, etc. and teach them the rules surrounding this social, technical and communication phenomenon.

Some stats

7 Internet Dangers

Pornography Warping the minds of youth

  • 79% of youth’s unwanted exposures to Internet porn take place in the home.
  • Before the age of 18, 83% of boys and 57% of girls have seen group sex online.
  • 20% of teens have sent or posted a nude or semi-nude image of themselves.
  • Of those who have sent sexts, 76% of girls and 57% of guys sent it to get someone else to like them.
  • 24% of teens and young adults say someone has written something about them online that wasn’t true.
  • 9% say someone has threatened to use electronic communication (Facebook, e-mail, text messages, etc.) to tell others private things about them as a form of blackmail.
  • 47% of offenders are 20 years old than their victims.
  • 83% of victims who met their offender face-to-face willingly went somewhere with them.
  • One-third of teen gamers (ages 15–17) report playing games with people they first met online.
  • 13% of underage teenagers were able to buy Mature-rated games between November 2010 and January 2011.
  • 40% of teens have seen pictures on social networks of their peers getting drunk, passed out, or using drugs, and half of these first saw these pictures when they were 13 or younger.
  • More than 11% of teens are “hyper-networkers,” spending more than three hours per school day on social network sites.
  • Over 3 billion videos are viewed every day on YouTube.
  • Users upload the equivalent of 240,000 full length films every week.

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