Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Shocking Statistics

Did you know that one third of teens have talked with strangers online about meeting in person? Nearly one in eight have learned that adults online were pretending to be younger!

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.
I will conduct in-depth research and get back to you with some answers to the question I've presented. I welcome you to share statistical data from reliable sources. Just leave a comment on the blog.

1 comment:

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