They do not understand that it is almost impossible to get incriminating information or pictures off the Internet once they are there. Another too many teens actually have met face to face with someone they have met online.
Would you want to know if your child was going to meet someone they have met on the Internet?
8% of teens say they actually have met in person with someone from the Internet, down from 14% in from the previous year.
It seems that there is another dangerous trend that teenagers are participating in called Sexting. Research by Cox Communications Inc., in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ® (NCMEC) and TV host and children’s advocate John Walsh reveals that more parents are talking to their children about the potential dangers of the Internet.
That is when a teen sends nude or semi nude pictures of themselves and sends them to other people with their cell phone. However, many teens remain unconcerned about the risks of sharing personal info on the Internet and nearly two-thirds post photos or videos of themselves on social networks like Facebook and Friendster.
The statistics of this study shows that teenagers are knowingly chatting to adults. A world where our children still need to be protected from their curiosity.
Of course, the children do not tell their parents whom they are chatting with so how are parents supposed know who their kids are chatting with on the Internet.
Defence Numerous organizations provide tips for keeping kids aware of and away from suspicious online strangers.
Guidelines include staying private online and using parental control software.
Compared to the last survey, there was a 10-percentage-point increase in teens ignoring such messages (57% vs. Still, nearly a third of teens (31%) say they usually reply and chat with people they do not know, and only 21% tell a trusted adult when they receive such messages.
Complete survey results, online safety tools and tips, and links to NCMEC and other resources are at com A very interesting survey with some eye opening results that parents should consider when kids are left unsupervised on the Internet. Some teenagers will not think twice about posting their address, phone number and picture online. The study shows that some teens do not care about their future. The research also shows that too many teenagers considered meeting someone face to face that they met on the Internet.
41% of teens report their parents talk to them “a lot” about Internet safety (up five points over 2006), and three out of four say their parents have talked to them in the past year about the potential dangers of posting personal info.
The level of parental involvement is higher for younger teens and girls, although it has increased across all age groups and both genders.
A computer monitoring program would alert you to the meeting before it happened, possibly saving your child from an Internet Predator.