Amazing 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.
- 75% of legitimate websites have major security vulnerabilities that hackers can easily exploit.