The Internet: Think before you click
- 75 percent of children are willing to share personal information online in exchange for goods and services. -eMarketer
- About 25 percent of the youth who encountered a unwanted approach or solicitation told a parent. -Youth Internet Safety Survey
- Only 17 percent of youth and 11 percent of parents could name a specific authority, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), CyberTipline, or an Internet service provider, to which they could report an Internet crime. -Youth Internet Safety Survey
Tips for Parents
- Tell your child to Never reveal personal information online.
- Encourage your child to let you know of any suspicious Activity. If you are made aware of any crime or suspicious activity, notify authorities immediately.
- Inform your child the risks of using suggestive names and be firm about not using them.
Children are at a higher risk to be victims of Internet crimes than most parents realize. Don't be uninformed. Understand the scope of the problem, facts and figures to identify the benefits of childhood Internet activity and where your child may be in danger online.