Beware of the Internet Safety Industrial Complex (ISIC)
"Predators and sexting, oh my
There are a lot of other fake numbers out there including some who are still reporting that “20% of kids have been approached by a predator.” That number is a misinterpretation of a 2000 study that found that a 5th of kids had received an unwanted sexual solicitation online but what the fear-mongers don’t tell you is that many of those solicitations come from other kids, most were non-aggressive and none resulted in actual contact.
And then there’s the panic over sexting. A flawed 2009 study claimed that 20% of kids had engaged in sextjng [sic] but a much more scientific study from the prestigious Crimes Against Children Research Center found that only 1.3% had sent or created an image of themselves that showed breasts, genitals or “someone’s bottom.” A somewhat higher number (2.5%) sent images where they were either nude, partially nude or in a sexy pose, even if fully clothed.” Studies by Pew Research and other reputable organizations have yielded similar results."
Sometimes, the the irony is so delicious ...
PUBLISHED: 22:37, 13 October 2013 | UPDATED: 08:18, 14 October 2013
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