- 1 in 5 teenagers in the United States who regularly log on to the Internet say that they have received an unwanted sexual solicitation via the web
- 25% of children have been exposed to unwanted pornographic material online
- 75% of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services
- Only approximately 25% of children who encountered a sexual approach or solicitation told a parent or adult
- 77% of the targets for online predators were age 14 or older
- Another 22% were users ages 10 to 13
If you thought the statistics were startling, wait until you watch this video in which Dateline NBC's host Chris Hanson catches an online predator in the act.
Annotate Bibliography Online Predators - Child Safety - Microsoft Protect." Online Predators - Child Safety - Microsoft Protect. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. http://www.microsoft.com/security/family-safety/predators.aspx.
Online Child Predator Statistics." SentryPC - Parental Control Software. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. http://www.sentrypc.com/statistics.htm.
YouTube - Dateline NBC: To Catch a Predator." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ACJ4Acddc.