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Family and Teen's Cyber Security

FAMILY AND T EEN'S CYBER SEC URITY Cyber Crime and Internet Addiction are growing steadily amongst kids and teens these days. A growing concern for the worried parents, Internet is no more the boon, but the bane of technology! The whole realm of the bad effects of Internet is comprised of: Social Media Addiction Sexting Cyber Bullying Cyber Stalking Inappropriate Content CYBER BULLY ING What is Cyber Bullying? Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Cyber bullying can take many forms: Stealing a person's account information to break into their account and send damaging messages Sending mean Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages Spreading rumors online or through messages or threats to a person's email account or cell phone texts About 75% of students admit they have visited a website bashing another student. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person. Stats say: Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber buIlying. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse. According to Cyber bullying statistics from the i-S AFE foundation: Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the s ame number have engaged in cyber bullying. Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet. More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online. CYBER STALK ING What is Cyber Stalking? Simply put, Cyber Stalking is online stalking, the use of technology, particularly the lnternet, to haras s someone. More than 1 million women and 370,000 men are stalked annually in the United States. National figures show most stalkers to be male by overwhelming margins (87%) An astonishing 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetimes. National figures show victims of cyberstalking tend to be females during the college ages 18-29 But w vomen are not the only targets... A survey of 765 students at Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania found 45% of stalkers to be female and 56% to be male. Men represented over 40% of stalking victims in the Penn-Rutgers study. SEXTING What Is Sexting? Sexting (or "sex texting") is the sending or receiving of sexually explicit or sexually suggestive images, messages, or video via a cellphone or the Internet. Examples of sexting include sending: Nude or nearly nude photos or "selfies" Videos that sh ow nudity, sex acts, or simulated sex Text messages that propose sex or refer to sex a cts The Prevalence of Sending Sexts Among Young People 4% of cell-owning teens (ages 12-7) have sent a "sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude" photo or video of themselves. 4% 8% of 17-year-olds have sent one, compared to 4% of 12-year-olds 8% (Pew Internet survey). (Conservative estimates) 13% 13% of respondents (ages 14-24) have used their cell phone or the Internet to “send naked pictures" of themselves to 20% of teens (ages 13-19) have posted or sent a nude or semi-nude image of themselves. 20% someone else. (MTV-AP survey) Who Sexts Are Sent To In the National Campaign survey, 69% of teen sexters (13-19) identified a boyfriend or girlfriend as the recipient. 27% 4% 11% 27% of sexting teens in the National Campaign survey report sending sext s to on e or more good friends 4% of sexting teens in the Cox survey said they had sent a sext to their “best friend" 11% of sexters in the MTV-AP survey said “a g ood friend." INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT What sort of inappropriate content might my child see? Sites that en courage vandalism, crime, terrorism, raci sm, eating disorders, even suicide pictures, video s or games which show images of violence or cruelty to other people or animals Pornographic material Content containing Swearing Unmoderated chatro oms – where there's no one supervising the conversation and barring unsuitable comments. How to protect your kid from inappropriate content in the Internet Keep your eyes on your wee Web explorers at all times. Don't your kids shop online without you. Teach them to keep private info private. Chaperone your child's every online chat. Take advantage of your browser's parental controls. SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION Diminished interest in activities your Warning signs of Internet addiction include: Constantly check their phone without any real reason. teen o nce enjoyed. Feeling s of distress or anxi ousnes s when Can't stay seperated from their smartphone even for a minute, or your teen cannot use the Internet. Withdrawal from Secretive Internet usagelnternet. activities with family and friends. Estimated n umber of active s ocial media users is 2.03 Billion with global penetration of 28 % Social Networking A ccounts for 28 % of all Meadia Timme Spent Online Be a Proactive and Positive Parent Set rea sonable rules Address Show Becomne more the problem you care computer-savvy Did You Know? In South Korea, schools are required to teach classes on internet addiction with a particular focus on smartphones. ------ - ----- They als o organise holidays free of technology in an attempt to detach students from their handsets. For more information about safeguarding your family on the Internet visit www.familyorbit.c om Sources: Family Orbit

Family and Teen's Cyber Security

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