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Internet Safety

Monthly Focus

Lora Rosenberg

on 11 November 2009

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Transcript of Internet Safety

Internet Safety 14% of kids have actually met face to face with a person they have met on the internet Most kids will not report inappropriate Internet contact
because they are afraid of losing Internet privileges Only 6% of teens on social networking sites use privacy controls on their profiles 4,000,000 children are posting content to the Web everyday 56% of teens receive requests for personal information 54% of teens frequently have private conversations with online strangers through instant messaging 30% of teens reported that they have talked with a cyber stranger about meeting in person •33% of tweens and teens say that their parents know little or nothing about what they do online •22% say their parents have never discussed Internet safety with them 51% of parents don't know if they have software on their computers that let them monitor where their children go online •42% of parents don't monitor what their children read or type in chat rooms. •95% of parents don't understand the shorthand lingo kids use in chatrooms, i.e., "A/S/L" (age/sex/location), or "P911" (parent over shoulder) Protecting Privacy is a bigger issue than predators
All the previous stats are important but many of the numbers would not be as high if students knew how to protect their privacy. On a daily basis online users give away information about themselves voluntarily.
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