19% Of Kids Say They Were Solicited For Sex Online
from the questionable-studies dept
In a study that’s sure to make people yell and scream and make a big stink over something that’s probably not as bad as they think, 19% of teenagers say they’ve been solicited for sex online. I’m not sure I believe the results, and I’d bet a lot of teens answered the questions the way they thought they should have been – rather than truthfully. I wouldn’t consider a study that just asks the teens without any other backup research as valid. Update: Along with that study another study is coming out suggesting that kids are pretty good at dealing with it when strangers solicit them. They know that there’s bad stuff out there, and they know enough to block it. I think that’s a more interesting study than the first one. It actually shows that kids have brains – which is something that too many overprotective folks seem to forget.
Comments on “19% Of Kids Say They Were Solicited For Sex Online”
Hasn’t *everyone* who has been on IRC been solicited? It’s nothing to do with teenagers!!
actually I would believe most of that. I could believe to hear that over 10 of my friends have been raped before, this all didn’t come at once, but over time I have found out and it disturbs me. It’d be better if it stayed in cyberspace and became nothing else.