Let's have an insight of the most popular social networking site - Facebook. As is evident, Facebook privacy controls are committed to protect the minors using Facebook - "Until their eighteenth birthday, minors don't have public search listings created for them, and the visibility of their information is limited to friends of friends and networks, even if they've chosen to make it available to everyone." That said, its easy for kids to get trapped. Here's an eye-opening survey.
Start with some facts for a survey of 1,501 kids between the ages of 10 and 17 concluded that around 1 and 4 had an unwanted exposure to some kind of image of naked people or people who are having sex in the last year.
According to the reports,
- At any time there are 50,000 sexual predators online
- Around 1 in 5 kids had received a sexual solicitation
- One in 33 kids have been asked by someone to meet them somewhere or called them or sent them regular mail, money or gifts.
- 22% of the targets for online predators were between the ages of 10 and 13