Whether you're a teenager, parent, educator, or just a concerned community member, we have the tips to help keep you or your loved one safe online. Teens often do things before they think about it, which can sometimes lead to extremely dangerous outcomes, especially when teens are dealing with strangers online that they've never met before. The online world is very dangerous if you aren't mature and responsible enough to be able to tell right from wrong.
Internet Safety for Teens
and High School Students
High school can be both a fun and stressful time for teenagers. Often times, teens will fall victim to online predators because they are online and on social media a good portion of their everyday life. Teens are also the number one age group to make online friends.
Internet Safety for Parents
Parents often are left in situations involving their children and the use of social media and the internet. Often times, parents aren't exactly sure how to keep their children safe while they're online. Some parents don't even pay attention to what their kids are doing online, which is typically never a good idea.
Internet Safety for Pre-Teens and Middle School Students
Middle school students and pre-teenagers are typically very gullible and vulnerable, especially when it comes to social media. A lot of times, middle school students just want to be popular and will often use extraordinary measures to be popular on social media and in school.
More than 50% of teens have witnessed cyberbullying on social media.
Over 25% of teens on social media reported having an experience resulting in a face-to-face confrontation in or out of school
Only 7% of U.S. parents are worried about cyberbullying.
2% of Americans believe their accounts are secure with only usernames and passwords, yet every two seconds there is a victim of identity fraud.
90% of teens say their parents have talked to them about online safety. However, nearly half (49%) of teens claim their parents do nothing to monitor their devices at all.