little otter (dowhatnow) wrote in thequestionclub,
little otter
dowhatnow
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Hello Pot? This is Kettle.

-- sarcasm --
In the spirit of the community guideline, specifically this:

Please be respectful and friendly; i.e. no flaming. Rude or offensive comments will not be tolerated, period. This shouldn't need to be said, but threatening other members also will not be tolerated.

Can something be done?
-- end sarcasm --

While I don't completely agree with the posts that angel_ii I can understand her concerns. I advocate more online awareness for her kids along with monitoring their usage. Ad hominem attacks really don't prove anyone's point. Very few people who commented actually had something constructive to say or suggested some other methods which may work better.

Examples:

http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/publications/NC62.pdf

Stats:

Approximately one in five received a sexual solicitation or approach over the Internet in the last year.
• One in thirty-three received an aggressive sexual solicitation ¾ a solicitor who asked to meet them
somewhere; called them on the telephone; sent them regular mail, money, or gifts.
• One in four had an unwanted exposure to pictures of naked people or people having sex in the last
year.
• One in seventeen was threatened or harassed.
• Approximately one quarter of young people who reported these incidents were distressed by them.
• Less than 10% of sexual solicitations and only 3% of unwanted exposure episodes were reported to
authorities such as a law-enforcement agency, an Internet service provider, or a hotline.
• About one quarter of the youth who encountered a sexual solicitation or approach told a parent.
Almost 40% of those reporting an unwanted exposure to sexual material told a parent.
• Only 17% of youth and approximately 10% of parents could name a specific authority (such as the
FBI, CyberTipline, or an Internet service provider) to which they could make a report, although more
said they had “heard of” such places.


Also read http://www.perverted-justice.com/
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