1. There is estimated to be over 5,000,000 predators that surf the internet.
2. There is a fifty percent chance that if your child is in a chat room designated for under aged children, the stranger he or she is talking to is a sexual predator logged in under a false identity.
3. Surveys show that one in five of our kids will receive sexual advances while online but that less than 25 per cent of them will inform a parent or adult.
4. 89 percent of all sexual advances towards our children take place in internet chat rooms and through instant messaging.
5. 75 percent of our kids are willing to share personal information with a stranger on the internet, exactly what the sexual predator is looking for.
6. 77 percent of the targets of online predators were 14 or older. 22 percent were between the ages of 10 and 13.
7. Sexual predators are usually between the ages of 18 and 55. They are predominately males. Many have no prior criminal record.
8. 64 percent of the teens surveyed admitted they did things online that they would not want their parents to know about.
9. Approximately 19 percent of our teens say they have considered meeting someone offline that they have only known online.
a. Statistics Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_W_Sheridan
10. One in five U.S. teenagers who regularly log on to the Internet say they have received an unwanted sexual solicitation via the Web. Solicitations were defined as requests to engage in sexual activities or sexual talk, or to give personal sexual information. Crimes Against Children Research Center
11. 25% of children have been exposed to unwanted pornographic material online. Crimes Against Children Research Center
12. Only 1/3 of households with Internet access are actively protecting their children with filtering or blocking software. Center for Missing and Exploited Children
13. 75% of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services. eMarketer
14. Only approximately 25% of children who encountered a sexual approach or solicitation told a parent or adult. Crimes Against Children Research Center
15. One in 33 youth received an aggressive sexual solicitation in the past year. This means a predator asked a young person to meet somewhere, called a young person on the phone, and/or sent the young person correspondence, money, or gifts through the U.S. Postal Service. Your Internet Safety Survey
16. 77% of the targets for online predators were age 14 or older. Another 22% were users ages 10 to 13. Crimes Against Children Research Center
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