Sexual predating statistics
What is especially alarming about cyber bullying that "fewer than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to law enforcement," which allows the bullying to continue and potentially spiral out of control.A spike in teen suicides has been linked to cyber bullying being one of the main culprits.Nearly 75 percent of victims who met offenders face-to-face did so more than once.Most of these offenders are charged with crimes such as statutory rape for non-forcible sexual contact as the victims are, by law, too young to consent.The demographics of sexual orientation vary significantly, and estimates for the LGBT population are subject to controversy and ensuing debates.
"65% of 8-14 year olds have been involved in a cyber-bullying incident." About half as many teens have actually been the perpetrators of such crimes, with girls and boys being just as likely as the other to be the victims and/or instigators of such a crime.
Understanding that cyber bullying is on the rise can help parents establish open and supportive relationships with their kids to help them transition and cope with issues like these.
Internet-facilitated sex crimes against minors involve deceit and begin with adults communicating with children over the Internet with the goal of coercing them into illegal sexual activity. Some individuals have initiated actions against laws designed to protect children. § 77-27-21.5, a law that requires sex offenders to register their internet identifiers with the state in order to "assist in investigating kidnapping and sex-related crimes, and in apprehending offenders".
Not only is the simple use of the Internet and social networking sites increasing, the average time spent online for children is increasing as well, with the older groups spending about just as much time online as all of the younger groups combined.
In 2013, the average time spent online for 12-15 year olds was 17 hours a week.