A survey on youth Internet behavior and experiences, conducted by the Poly Klaas Foundation three years ago, revealed risks teens and tweens take online - the question is, has there been any improvement in these numbers due to increased awareness of both parents and teens or has it gotten worse?
The three-year old nationwide poll revealed that:
- Half of teens 13-18 have communicated online with someone they have never met.
- One third have talked about meeting in person someone they only know online.
- One in 10 have learned that someone communicating with them online was an adult pretending to be much younger.