29 October 2011

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Teen internet saftey online statistics online netsmartz. Netsmarts is a website a very informative , awareness efforts on how to better protect your kids online . This site has good collection of data pertaing on what teens are doing online . Teen internet saftey study is a survey commissioned by cox communications, whatthey found out is that teens use the internet for all sorts of things , playing games , dowloading music , doing homework , social networking . Attitudes about saftey is important , the internet can be a risk if your not using it properly.

 2011 febuary - Teens have stablished the presence of the social networking sites so for e.g   61% of 13- to 17-year-olds have a personal profile on a site such as MySpace, Friendster, or Xanga. Half have also posted pictures of themselves online. Older teens (16-17s) and girls especially use the Internet for social interaction, meeting friends, and networking like facebook and msn.

  • 71% reported receiving messages online from someone they don’t know.
  • 45% have been asked for personal information by someone they don’t know.
  • 30% have considered meeting someone that they’ve only talked to online
  • 14% have actually met a person face-to-face they they’ve only spoken to over the Internet (9% of 13-15s; 22% of 16-17s).

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