Many kids become friends with complete strangers online with many kids accepting “friend” requests regardless of whether they know who they are friending.
What’s even more alarming is that 30% of kids are meeting up with the “friends” they met online.
Your teen comes home from school and goes up to her bedroom, closes the door and goes online. The good news is that your child actually becoming the victim of an online predator is unlikely.
One of the biggest fears that parents have when kids go online is online predators, especially since so many kids have computers and mobile devices in their bedrooms with webcams.
Many 13-17 year olds, (69%) have updated their status on social networking sites to include their physical location28% chatted with strangers (people whom they did not know in the offline world).