Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Online Safety Resources

Since my novel, Who R U Really?, features an online predator, I'm often asked to speak to groups (young and old) about online safety. This coming Friday, I'll be leading several discussions at a high school in Texas. As I put a few polishing touches on the presentation and tailor it for this group, I reviewed some of the fabulous resources available over at the Stop.Think.Connect. website.

Here are a few items that stuck out to me this time:

According to a 2016 study featured on the STC website:
* 60% of teens said they've created online accounts without their parents being aware
* In contrast - only 28% of parents think their children have created secret accounts 
* 48% of teens said they'd rarely (or never) tell their parents about online problems they're having
* In contrast - 90% of parents think their children will talk to them some (or all) of the time about online problems

For more information visit my previous posts about online safety:

If you'd like me to speak to your group about online safety - email me at: margokelly1 @ outlook . com (without the spaces).

1 comment:

  1. As the grandparent on four teenagers, those stats are very scary. Thanks for posting this.