Chapter 5
Cyber Predators

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Learn More About Cyber Predators...

You may be asking, what even is a Cyber Predator? Well, a cyber predator is an adult internet user who exploits vulnerable children or teens, usually for sexual or other abusive purposes. Don't trust everyone who talks to you or you talk to especially when you don't know them or haven't met them before.

Scary Statistics

  • Online teens frequently communicate virtually with someone they’ve never met: 54% have done so using
IM; 50% via email; and 45% in a chat room.

  • Two in five online teens (42%) said they’ve posted information about themselves on the internet so others
can see it and contact them.
  • More than half of the respondents (56%) said they’ve been asked personal questions online.

  • One-fourth (25%) said they receive such questions weekly, while 11% say such requests come daily.
about meeting someone whom they’ve only met through the internet.
In 2002 thirteen-year-old Christina Long, a Connecticut suburbanite, became the first confirmed murder in the U.S. by an Internet predator. Unfortunately she has not been the last. Fortunately, recent media attention is finally making parents aware of dangers linked to Internet use.
As quoted from Kevin Whynot....
"The most important thing you must teach your children is that the Internet is not always a safe playground where they can let their guard down. Children often have a false sense of security on the Internet because they believe its anonymous nature will protect them, even from behavior that would make them run in real life. "

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