Check out the FBI and US Justice Departments guide to internet safety. Let's keep our children safe! Statistics show:
- 28% of online teens say they use code words on a daily basis to hide online conversations from their parents
- More than one fourth (27%) of teens report that they have talked online about sex with someone they have never met in person
- 81% of parents of online teens say that teens aren't careful enough when giving out information about themselves online and 79% of online teens agree with this
- 65% of all parents and 64% of all teens say that teens do things online that they wouldn't want their parents to know about
- About one-third of youth (34%) admit to regularly communicating online with people they did not know in person
- Over half (51%) of parents either do not have, or do not know if they have, software on their computers to monitor where their teenagers go online and with whom they interact.
Internet Fraud and Scams
Internet fraud uses online services to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the scheme. Internet fraud can occur in chat rooms, e-mail, message boards, or Web sites. The FBI offers their knowledge on Common Fraud Schemes and what to do if you suspect you are being targeted.