Statistics

i-SAFE INC.
RESEARCH ON INTERNET SAFETY

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Digital Divide

  • 92 percent of parents say they have established rules for their child's Internet activity **
  • 34 percent of children say their parents have not established rules for Internet activity *
  • 40 percent of kids do not discuss Internet safety with their parents *
  • 54 percent of parents say feel their ability to monitor and shelter their children from inappropriate material is limited **
  • 37 percent of kids say their parents would disapprove if they knew what they did, where they went, or with whom they chatted on the Internet *
  • 90 percent of parents say they know "some" or "a lot" about where their children go or what their children do on the Internet **
  • 23 percent of kids say their parents have no idea how much time they spend on the Internet *
*2003-04 i-SAFE survey of 19,000 students grades 5-8
**3,000 parents responded to i-SAFE Parent survey

Kids on the Internet

  • 80 percent of kids spend at least 1 hour per week on the Internet
  • 11 percent of kids spend more than 1.5 hours per day on the Internet
  • 55 percent of kids have given their personal information (name, sex, age, etc.) over the Internet
  • 52 percent of kids prefer to be alone when online
  • 18 percent of kids feel safer on the Internet than they do in the physical world
  • 10 percent of kids feel it is okay to post their picture on the Internet
  • 10 percent of kids have met someone face-to-face that they previously met online
Based on 2003-04 i-SAFE survey of 19,000 students grades 5-8

Cyber Bullying

  • 42 percent of kids have been bullied while online
  • 35 percent of kids have been threatened online
  • 21 percent of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages
  • 58 percent of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online
  • 53 percent of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online
  • 58 percent of kids have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online
Based on 2004 i-SAFE survey of 1,500 students grades 4-8

After the i-SAFE Program

  • 54 percent of students have made an effort to discuss Internet safety with their parents
  • 45 percent of students have discussed Internet safety with their friends
  • 76 percent of students are more careful about where they go and what they do online
  • 80 percent of students are more careful about the personal information they share online
  • 79 percent of students are less likely to meet someone new from the Internet in person