Internet Safety

Stay Safe Online

Internet Safety, or Online Safety

Internet Safety, or Online Safety, is the knowledge of minimizing the user's personal safety and security risks on private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general. As the number internet users continue to grow worldwide, [1] internet safety is a growing concern for both children and adults. Common concerns regarding safety of the internet include malicious users (Spam, Phishing, Cyber bullying, Cyber stalking etc.), websites and software (Mal-ware, Computer Virus, etc.) and various types of obscene or offensive content. Numerous groups, and governments and organizations have expressed concerns and are dedicated to the safety of children using the Internet. In the UK the Get Safe Online campaign has received sponsorship from government agency Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) and major Internet companies such as Microsoft and eBay. Several crimes can be committed on the Internet such as stalking, identity theft and more. Most social networking and chat sites have a page about safety. – Wikipedia-

Staying safe online. – Me!-


93% of teens (12-17) go online.

Of the children (0-5) who use the Internet, 80% use it at least once a week.

Cell Phones

75% of teens (12-17) have cell phones.

On average, texting teens (12-17) send and receive 1500 text messages a month.

Cyber bullying

1 in 3 teens (12-17) have experienced online harassment.

Girls are more likely to be victims of cyber bullying (38% girls vs. 26% boys).[6]

Online Gaming

97% of teens (12-17) play computer, web, portable, or console games.

27% of teens (12-17) play games with people they don’t know online.


Predators seek youths vulnerable to seduction, including those with histories of sexual or physical abuse, those who post sexually provocative photos/video, and those who talk about sex with unknown people online.

Boys who are gay or questioning their sexuality are particularly at risk. 25% of victims are boys and almost all of their offenders are male.

1 in 25 youths received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact.

In more than one-quarter (27%) of incidents, solicitors asked youths for sexual photographs of themselves.


4% of cell-owning teens (12-17) say that they have sent sexually suggestive nude/semi-nude messages to others via text message.

15% of cell-owning teens (12-17) say they have received sexually suggestive nude/semi-nude images of someone they know via text.

Social Networking

73% of teens (12-17) have profiles on social networking sites.

47% of teens (12-17) have uploaded photos; 14 % have posted videos. –next smart-


1. Don’t tell or post personal info.

2. Keep settings on sites private

3. Don’t friend people you don’t know personally

4. Don’t meet people you don’t know personally offline

5. Don’t respond to people you don’t know for sure

6. Don’t share your password to anyone

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