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Internet Safety Stats

    Cyberbullying:

  1. Only 7 percent of U.S. parents are worried about cyberbullying, even though 33 percent of teenagers have been victims of cyberbullying. Source: Pew Internet and American Life Survey, 2011
  2. Some 20 percent of 11-18 year olds admitted to cyberbullying others in their lifetime. Source: Cyberbullying Research Center, 2010 (Harris Interactive-McAfee 10/2008)

    Mobile Smarts:

  1. The median number of texts sent on a typical days by teens 12-17 rose from 50 in 2009 to 60 in 2011. Older teens went from a median of 60 texts a day to 100. Source: Teens, Smartphones & Texting, Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2012
  2. Some 26 percent have been bullied or harassed through text messages and phone calls. Source: Teens and Mobile Phones, Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2010
  3. Limiting a child’s text messaging does relate to lower levels of various texting behavior among teens – these teens are less likely to report regretting a text they sent, or to report sending sexually suggestive images. Source: Teens and Mobile Phones, Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2010

    Social Networking:

  1. Among young Facebook users, more than 5 million were 10 and under, and their accounts were largely unsupervised by their parents; only 10 percent had frank talks about appropriate online behavior and threats. Source: Consumer Reports Magazine, June 2011
  2. Some 95 percent of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80 percent of those online teens are users of social media sites. Source: Pew Internet Research Center, FOSI, Cable in the Classroom 11/9/11

    Online Privacy:

  1. Roughly one in three teens (30 percent) online report sharing one of their passwords with a friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend. Source: Pew Internet Research Center, FOSI, Cable in the Classroom 11/9/11
  2. Some 51 percent of teens say they have given out personal information online to someone they don’t know in the offline world. Source: Secret Life of Teens Survey, Harris Interactive-McAfee, 6/2010
 
  • Online Privacy

    Are you concerned that 51 percent of teens have given out personal information online to someone they don’t know? Read More

  • Cyberbullying

    Did you know that 33 percent of teens have been victims of cyberbullying, but only 7 percent of parents are worried about it? Read More

  • Social Networks

    It might surprise you that of young social media users, more than 5 million are under age 10. Read More

  • Mobile Smarts

    Have you heard that 26 percent of teens have been bullied or harassed through text messages or phone calls? Read More

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