Article by: Vince Delisi for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools.
The Internet—whether accessed through a computer, iPad or Smartphone—has opened a world of opportunities for our children to learn, engage and express themselves. But the Internet can also pose some risk for your child:
93% of teens (12-17) are online and 73% of teens (12-17) have profiles on social networking sites.
4% of youths received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to contact the youth offline.
In 27% of cases, solicitors asked youths for sexual photographs of themselves.