A recent study from the American Psychological Association found some interesting results regarding the statistics of Internet predators and today’s youth.They found that the majority of Internet predators do not pose as children as the prior conception of the Internet predator stereotype was perceived.That is when a teen sends nude or semi nude pictures of themselves and sends them to other people with their cell phone. However, many teens remain unconcerned about the risks of sharing personal info on the Internet and nearly two-thirds post photos or videos of themselves on social networks like Facebook and Friendster.The findings are from the third annual survey Cox and NCMEC have fielded to help parents realize the potential dangers of the Internet.This means it can be hard to tell the difference between someone genuine and someone dangerous.
Just about every man who came to our house said it was the first time he had done something like this and most claimed they really had no intention of having sex with a minor.
Within hours there were men literally lining up at our door.
The men who turned up in our investigation included a New York City firefighter and a man with a history of mental illness and a criminal record.
Most dating sites are for over 18’s only - but even using those that are for ‘teens’ is really risky.
So if you haven’t met someone in real life, how can you be sure who you’re chatting to?