What Your Child is Doing Online

Do You Really Know What Your Child is Doing Online??

Are You Sure?

  • 32 percent of teens clear the browser history to hide what they do online from their parents.  (Harris Interacitve - McAfee 10/2008)
  • 16 percent have created private e-mail addresses or social networking profiles to hide what they do online from their parents.  (Harris Interacitve - McAfee 10/2008)
  • 63 percent of teens said they know how to hide what they do online from their parents.  (Harris Interacitve - McAfee 10/2008)
  • 43 percent have closed or minimized the browser at the sounds of a parental step.  (Harris Interacitve - McAfee 10/2008)
  • 11 percent have unlocked/disabled parental/filtering contronls.  (Harris Interacitve - McAfee 10/2008)
  • 20 percent of teens haven engaged in cyberbullying behaviors, including posting mean or hutful information or embarrassing pictures, spreading rumors, publicizing private communications, sending anonymous e-mails or cyberpranking somone.  (Harris Interacitve - McAfee 10/2008)
  • The risks to children, particularly teenagers, in cyberspace include exposure to unwanted exposure to sexual material (1 in 3 youth) and harassment -- threatening or other offensive behavior directed at them (1 in 11 youth).  (Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later, 2006. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Crimes Against Children Research Center, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. December 4, 2006.  http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/CV138.pdf).
  • Nine out of 10 children aged between eight and 16 have viewied pornography on the Internet.  In most cases, the sex sites were accessed unintentionally when a child, often in the process of doing homework, used a seemingly innocent sound word to search for information or pictures.  (London School Of Economics January 2002).
  • A majority of teens (58 percent) don't think posting photos or other personal info on social networking sites is unsafe.  (National teen Internet survey was funded by Cox Communications in partnership with NCMEC and John Walsh and was conducted online by TRU.  http://www.cox.com/TakeCharge/...ocs/survey_results_2007.ppt).

**For more interesting facts and statistics about internet safety, please visit www.protectkids.com

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