Statistics on sexual predators online
When they receive online messages from someone they do not know, 60% of teens say they usually respond only to ask who the person is.
Compared to the last survey, there was a 10-percentage-point increase in teens ignoring such messages (57% vs. Still, nearly a third of teens (31%) say they usually reply and chat with people they do not know, and only 21% tell a trusted adult when they receive such messages.
A recent study from the American Psychological Association found some interesting results regarding the statistics of Internet predators and today’s youth.
They found that the majority of Internet predators do not pose as children as the prior conception of the Internet predator stereotype was perceived.
The Internet Predators openly tell their age and their intentions and your kids openly talk to them about their own sexual desires. In the past, the thought was that the Internet predators were duping teenagers into thinking they were talking to a kid their own age.