Many kids become friends with complete strangers online with 70 percent of kids accepting “friend” requests regardless of whether they know who they are friending.
The first step in preventing school violence is to understand the extent and nature of the problem. According to the CDC's School Associated Violent Death Study, between 1% and 2% of all homicides among school-age children happen on school grounds or on the way to and from school or during a school sponsored event.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U. So the vast majority of students will never experience lethal violence at school. Department of Justice gather and analyze data from a variety of sources to gain a more complete understanding of school violence.Your teen comes home from school and goes up to his/her bedroom, closes the door and goes online. The good news is that your child actually becoming the victim of an online predator is unlikely. One of the biggest fears that parents have when kids go online is online predators, especially since more than 40 percent of kids have computers in their bedrooms with webcams.
The bad news is that according to FBI, “online predators are everywhere online,” and are working hard to engage children online.
Predators aren’t scary looking and don’t stand out.
They look like you or me or anyone down the street.
They are “mostly male, although we are seeing an alarming trend of female predators. A professional, upstanding in the community but leading a deviant lifestyle through the Internet.” Parents need to pay attention to their children’s online activity and take preventative measures to protect their children from online predators.
No one wants their child to be that victim that we read about in the news all too frequently.
Chatrooms are predators' dream come true and are the predominant online location where predators meet kids.