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E Safety



51 % of parents do not have safety software on their computers.

61% allow their children to participate in online chats within chat rooms and internet messaging.

54% of the children ages 9 to 12 either thought it was safe to meet someone online, or were unsure about it. 25% revealed their real names online, and 25% thought it was safe to post their address.

Cox Communications found that 71% of teens have received messages from strangers, 45% were asked for personal information, and another 30% have entertained the idea of meeting a stranger that they have never met online.

Only 15% of parents are 'in the know' about their kids' social networking habits, and how behaviours can lead to cyberbullying.

70% of children 7 to 18 years old have accidently encounted online pornography, often through a web search while doing homework.

Only a 1/3 of households with internet access are protecting their children with filtering or blocking software.




57% of parents did not know common messaging abbreviations




BBS Be back soon

BBT Be back tomorrow

BIB Boss is back

CYE Check your email

DIKU Do I know you?

F2F Face to Face

HB Hurry back

JFF Just for Fun

KOTC Kiss on the cheek

LOL Laugh out loud or lots of love

OMG Oh my God

OOTO Out of the office

PSOS Parents standing over shoulder

PU That stinks

SLAP Sounds like a plan

TMB Text me back

TXT Text

UGTBK You've got to be kidding

AIGHT All right

GB Goodbye

GL Good luck

HV Have

K or KK Okay

M8 Mate

ONL Online

PEEPS or PPL People

PLS Please

PZ Peace

TTLY Totally

W? Why


X Kiss


Z Zero


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