Study: 1 in 25 online youths asked for sexual photos while on ‘Net

It is a frightening reality that in today’s technologically advanced world our children can fall prey to predators while sitting in the comfort of their homes playing on the Internet. 

It is imperative that parents are aware of what their children are doing online and who they are talking to.  If you do not have time to monitor your children’s use of the Internet then I would suggest a tool such as bsafeonline.  You can find out more about this product by clicking here.

By Anick Jesdanun, AP Internet Writer  

“Four percent of American youths online have been asked to send a sexually explicit photo of themselves over the Internet, researchers say in a new study.Of the 65 youths in the study who reported receiving a request, only one actually complied. But researchers say that’s still a troubling number: With millions of youths online, that projects to potentially thousands across the country.“One of the things we really need to start doing is talk to kids more directly and informing them of the criminal implications of this type of thing, encouraging them to be aware of these situations and to report them,” said Kimberly J. Mitchell, a research professor at the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center.”To read more click here.

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