The internet is full with predators, the thieves, hackers that simply want to destroy your life, ones that want to get your information and use it, bad people, rapists, pedophiles and more.
Here are some statistics about online predators that you must know:
Only 33% of the sexual assaults are reported by children to their trusted adults.
Children who were sexually molested don’t tell. The shame, misunderstanding what happened or simply fear are the main causes. This is a horrible piece of data but it is a fact. You must pay attention to your children’s behavior and be alerted if you see changes for the bad.
Most of our children are not communicating freely with stranger in chat room or chat groups (18% only) but nearly all internet sexual offenses against children started there.
Your children are participating in group chats in various apps such as Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram and so on. Predators will try to get into these groups and to pretend to be a child at the same age. Our children are not smart enough to tell the difference and this is the most common way for predators to find innocent children.
In social apps such as Instagram, it is very common to comment on pictures, lots of predators use this platform to start conversations.
Imagine that your teenage daughter, like any other girl, publish bikini photos on Instagram with various tags that others can follows. The photos are immediately become public for anyone to see and anyone can comment and start a conversation. You must be alerted that when it’s easy, predators will try to attack there.
82% of the predators will review their victim’s social media accounts and learn information about them to ease the connection. 65% try to get information about home address, school information and even phone number on social media. 26% of them try to find the location of the victim at a specific time.
Since our children expose their information online, they open themselves to sex offenders with sensitive information that increase their risks. As parents you must be very alerted.
40% of the predators age is below 18.
Many predators are young, irresponsible and full with the hormones of the age. They will be likely to be closer in age to your child and you must know that predators might be as well from the same age.
In average, predators can reach new victims very quickly, research say that even in less than a minute.
You must be very careful. Predators can target your children very quickly.
It is believed, that at least 4 out of 10 missing children were contacted first by the predator.
This data is not verified but indicates on the danger within the smartphones and why they should be monitored.
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