49 Facts About the Internet You Might Not Know

Unfortunately, dangers exist online, and it is important for both children and adults to take precautions when using the internet. 

Here are historical facts and first about the internet plus how it is consumed today.

Sexual Solicitation can happen online

Contrary to popular belief, children and teenagers are more likely to be solicited online by peers their own age. 

Video Games can also be a vehicle for communication

Most gaming devices have parental controls and safety settings that allows restricted access, audio chat use, and allow the choice of whom to play. 

Unsupervised Use starts early

Studies found that over 71 percent of parents do not supervise their children’s internet use after the age of 14.

Sexual Predators operate online

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports 15 percent of children between ages 10 and 17 have been contacted via the internet for sexual intent.

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