Bullying happens on both the playground and in the digital world. About 50% of young people report being cyberbullied. More than 80 per cent of teens regularly use cell phones, now know common medium for cyberbullying. Almost half of the young people have experienced some form of cyberbullying. And 20 per cent of those have experienced cyberbullying regularly. The most common types of cyberbullying include mean, hurtful comments, as well as the spreading of rumors and blackmail.
39 % of teens reported sending sexually suggestive text messages (“sexting”), and 48 percent of teens reported having received such messages. Nearly 1 in 5 teens who receive a sexting message share it with someone else. Nearly 30% of teens have sent or posted a nude or semi-nude image of themselves. Of those who have sent sexts, 76% of girls and 57% of guys sent it to be more likable.
Drug dealers online
The new communications channels, invented in the last decade, are already widely used by malefactors. Ads offering some “acid” are quickly spreading online. Ways to use, types as well as places to buy drugs can be found in social networks and on the web.
The Internet is blasting with inappropriate content. Your kid may try searching for such content, or they may see it accidentally. Look, it will take couple of minutes to find the websites containing the content that promotes harmful behavior.