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.
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.
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