Online Safety and Behavior Stats

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online safety stats

Important stats that you need to know when your child goes online!

Amazing Online Safety and Behavior Stats!

Online Safety and Behavior Stats

 

 

 

  • 55% of kids are online when parents think they’re sleeping!
  • Almost half of young people (48 per cent) living at home say their parents only know some of what they do online
  • 80% of parents with children older than 13 cited concerns about unwanted contact with strangers.
  • 76 percent of parents allow their child to bring an internet-connected device to bed.
  • 80 percent of parents are concerned about their child interacting with a predator or criminal online.
  • Only 23 percent of parents admit to using software to monitor their children’s activity on their devices (most parents physically monitor or take phones to manage and limit use).
  • 34 percent of parents have caught their kids visiting inappropriate sites using their device.
  • 49% of parents were concerned about (their children) oversharing info
  • 61% felt that the internet is an overwhelming distraction from other activities.
  • Kids 5-15 spend around 15 hours per week online, overtaking time spent watching TV”
  • 42% of Internet users ages 10 to 17 said they viewed porn online in the past 12 months.
  • 44 percent of youth say they have personally experienced sexual threats online
    Read more at http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2016/09/06/teens-are-concerned-about-personal-safety-online-pessimistic-about-future-risks/#d34jW3xHFUHXRxJG.99
  • A third of teen girls have met people offline after becoming online friends!
  • Did you know their are 40,000 chatrooms that put kids at risk for engaging with a predator?
  • According to the UN and FBI, there are 750,000 predators online at any given moment.
  • 60 percent of teens have been asked to text a nude photo and 28 percent say they have done it.
  • 66 percent of teenagers sext because they say a date or friend wants the picture.
  • Teens who sext are seven times more likely to be sexually active.
  • 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students
  • Identity Theft: 23% of recipients of phishing emails/texts open them and 11% click on attachments.
  • Half of all babies use a computer or smartphone before age 2
  • 28% of 6-8 year olds have Facebook profiles
  • 91% of employers are doing social networking (Facebook) screens of job applicants and 70% of recruiters have rejected applicants base on the information they found.
  • 56% of kids are bullied online.
  • In 3rd grade, 72% of victims said the cyberbully was anonymous.
  • The most common upsetting experience   online was trolling (37%), followed by being excluded from certain social groups (22%), aggressive or violent language (18%), feeling pressure to look or act a certain way (14%), cyber-stalking (12%), unwanted sexual messages (12%), racism (10%), being asked to send personal information or had it used without permission (8%), and being asked to send or response to a sexual message (8%). **Trolling- Deliberately making an offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone.
  • Only 22% of kids ages 11-16 spoke face to face with someone about their negative online experience.
  • Prevention programs have been shown to decrease bullying by 20 to 23 percent.
  • Nearly 1 in 6 high school students has seriously considered suicide, and 1 in 12 has attempted it.
  • 43% of kids have messaged strangers, starting from an average of age 12 years old
  • 92% of children in the U.S. have an online presence by the time they are two.
  • FBI stats show that more than 50 percent of victims of online sexual exploitation are 12-15 years old
  • 30% of teens sext by sending or posting nude/semi nude pictures or sexually explicit messages.   They are mostly 15 and 16 years old
  • The Internet has become a “virtual clubhouse” for children and teens – adults not allowed. Do you know the Secret Code of the Internet, such as GNOC, or (L)MIRL?
  • The average age of the 1st internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old.
  • Texting is now the primary mode of communication between teens and their friends and family, far surpassing phone calls, emails and even face-to-face interactions.
  • A quarter of teens respond to at least one text message when they drive.
  • Distracted driving found to be responsible in 58% of teen collisions in AAA study.
  • 58 percent of teens say their parents have the biggest influence on what they think is appropriate and inappropriate when using a smartphone or going online
  • The number of texting-while-driving tickets went up in 2013 by 82%
  • Household rules about children’s online activities has declined dramatically from 2005 to 2013
  • 20% of the young students say they’re never supervised by an adult.
  • 87%of teachers say widespread internet use is creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans