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Disturbing information – More than 750,000 predators are online every day. Parents, here’s how you can protect your children

**WARNING this article contains information some might find disturbing**

Lately, we hear of a large number of stories about pedophiles lurking on social networking sites, a reason for caution does exist.
Pedophilia is defined as – “recurrent, intense, sexual fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors involving activities with a minor”

Who are the pedophiles?

Pedophiles and child molesters share certain characteristics. Most of them are men and can be heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual. Most of the victims are girls, and the perpetrator is usually a relative, friend or neighbor. What they have in common is that perpetrators of child sexual abuse often say that they have been victims of sexual abuse themselves in childhood.

Internet and pedophilia

It is obvious that the Internet helped greatly in the development and spread of pedophilia. Pedophiles now have the option of hiding their identity to get close enough to their potential victims by pretending to be members of the teen group for example. They even exchange information among themselves and make tactics in order to come closer to their victims the easiest way possible. It is estimated that there are around 24 million children on the network (online) each day, and a large number of them meet with some of the pedophile content on the Internet. Pedophiles create Internet pages where they publish content that targets the children, trying to assure them that the relationship between a child and an adult is natural and normal.

Which social networks pedophiles target the most?

• KiK
• Instagram
• ViNe
• Snapchat
• Secret Calculator
• KEEK
• Tinder
• POOF
• Twitter
• Facebook
• Ask.fm
• Down
• Omegle & ChatRoulette
• Whisper
• JOTT
• Tumblr
• MeetMe
• YIKYAK

Check out the statistics:

One in five U.S. teenagers who regularly log on to the Internet say they have received an unwanted sexual solicitation via the Web. Solicitations were defined as requests to engage in sexual activities or sexual talk, or to give personal sexual information.

– Crimes Against Children Research Center

 

25% of children have been exposed to unwanted pornographic material online.

– Crimes Against Children Research Center

 

Only 33% of households with Internet access are actively protecting their children with filtering or blocking software.

– Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

75% of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services.

-eMarketer

 

Only approximately 25% of children who encountered a sexual approach or solicitation told a parent or adult.

-Crimes Against Children Research Center

 

One in 33 youth received an aggressive sexual solicitation in the past year. This means a predator asked a young person to meet somewhere, called a young person on the phone, and/or sent the young person correspondence, money, or gifts through the U.S. Postal Service.

– Your Internet Safety Survey

77% of the targets for online predators were age 14 or older. Another 22% were users ages 10 to 13.

– Crimes Against Children Research Center

 

Over 50% of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.

– i-SAFE Foundation

 

Only 10% of teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim.

– Harford County Examiner

 

More than 33% of young people have experienced threats online.

– i-SAFE Foundation

Is it time to start controlling and monitoring your children’s computer use? We think so!

Guidance for minors:
• Do not send messages, post pictures or other content that could harm someone, contact only with people you know and trust, and only after consulting the parents.
• Do not reveal personal information to strangers.
• Ignore the unknown people who want to make contact with you, and do not EVER meet with these persons.
• Be sure to tell your parents if you are receiving messages of inappropriate content

Advice to parents:
• Teach children not to respond to suspicious messages.
• Teach your child to notify you of any experience which bothers him, whether it’s in the real or the virtual world. Convince him that he can trust you even when he’s carelessly done something wrong and that you’ll always look for a solution together.
• Create a safe access profile, which can protect their privacy.
• Teach them to protect their password.
• If they want to publish a picture on the internet they shouldn’t tag the location
• Private information (phone number, address, school, sports club, etc.) should not be entered in the various questionnaires on websites or given to strangers.
• Reassure them that they can talk to you about their mistakes because that’s the only way you can work together to find a solution

Don’t let your children become victims, take precautions and keep them safe.
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