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Parents: Know What Your Kids are Doing All the Time

One-third of all arrests for internet sex crimes against minors involved social networking sites.

Social networking sites (SNSs) like Facebook and MySpace are thought by some to be the only place where sexual victimization of youth occurs. However, researchers have identified that only one third of arrests for these crimes occurred on SNSs. Most offenders used chat rooms, instant messaging, and videoconferencing in addition to SNSs.

PositiveTip: For the safety of their children, parents must monitor and know what their kids are visiting and doing on the internet--beyond simply banning SNSs.