What really puts kids at risk online?

“The nation’s foremost academic researchers on child online safety presented their research and answered questions over a luncheon panel on May 3, 2007.”

Here is one thing they said that about the connection between being online and their risk for being a victim from internet violence:

“Our research, actually looking at what puts kids at risk for receiving
the most serious kinds of sexual solicitation online, suggests that it’s
not giving out personal information that puts kid at risk. It’s not
having a blog or a personal website that does that either. What puts
kids in danger is being willing to talk about sex online with
strangers or having a pattern of multiple risky activities on the web
like going to sex sites and chat rooms, meeting lots of people there,
kind of behaving in what we call like an internet daredevil.”

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee

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