Breaking it down by age lends us these figures: Four in five 5-7 year olds (82%) Nearly all 8-11 year olds (96%) Almost all 12-15 year olds (99%).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.This chapter will give brief insight into the real numbers of online predation attempts, kidnappings, and cyberbullying cases, as well as some information about new and upcoming dangers that children may be susceptible to.

Even simple statements listed on a profile such as school attended, sport played, or even a jersey number can allow predators to target them.

Women who are vocal about political and social issues often have to deal with online harassment, a lot of it sexual in nature.

They target both boys and girls of all ages and use the anonymity of the Internet to their advantage since they can be whomever they want.

Many are master manipulators with skills that can cripple any child's sense of awareness.

If you have any doubts, you might prefer to use a friend's computer, a work computer or visit a local library or internet cafe to ensure that you are safe.

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But getting cyber crime cells to chase a case is sometimes an even bigger ordeal.

An internet relationship is a relationship between people who have met online, and in many cases know each other only via the Internet.

What may start as a joke, once launched into cyberspace, can be very serious.