Unbelievable

statistics about kids and teens on the internet

Internet Safety for Kids

Do you really know what kids are using the Internet for these days?

  • 93% of teens use the Internet
  • 1 in 20 children admitted to arranging a secret meeting with someone they met online
  • 82% of cyber stalkers use social media to find out information about their victims.
  • 32% of teens have admitted to hiding their search history to prevent their guardian from knowing what sites they've visited.

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Internet Safety Kid Infographic

Who Uses Social Media?

73% of kids have social media accounts.

82% of cyber stalkers use social media to find out information about their victims.

65% of cyber stalkers use social media to discover information about where kids live and what school they attend.

13% of kids in 2nd and 3rd grade reported chatted with people they didn't know over the Internet.

62% of teens have their Facebook account set to private. 17% leave all of their information public.

What Are they Hiding

32% of teens have admitted to hiding their search history to prevent their guardian from knowing what sites they've visited.

16% of teens have admitted to using a secret email or social media account that their parents don't know about.

11% of kids say they know how to turn off parental controls for online use.

40% of kids say they stop what they're doing online if they think they're parent is watching.

17% of kids say they don't think their parents know what they do online.

Cyber Bullying

90% of children have seen cyber bullying in the last year

33% of kids age 12-17 say they have been the victim of cyber bullying. As kids get older their likelihood of being involved with cyber bullying increases.

25% of kids say they have been bullied online more than once

40% of kids say someone has said something mean to them online more than once

Smartphones are the most commonly used device for cyber bullying. Not surprising considering that 80% of teens use smartphones regularly.

Is bullying easier online? 81% of teens say yes

90% of teens that have witnessed cyber bullying within social media didn’t speak up.

Only 10% of teens will let a parent know if they are being bullied online

2x as likely: Girls are twice as likely to experience cyber bullying