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  • In Lebanon, 47% of the Lebanese population that uses social media is between the age of 18 and 29.
  • In France, 72% of children surf online alone, and while 85% of parents know about parental control software, only 30% have installed it.
  • In Korea, 90% of homes connect to cheap, high-speed broadband, and up to 30% of Koreans under the age of 18 are at risk of Internet addiction, spending two hours a day or more online.
  • In the UK, 57% of 9-19 year olds say they’ve seen online pornography, 46% say they’ve given out information they shouldn’t, and 33% say they’ve been bullied online.
  • In China, 44% of children said they had been approached online by strangers, and 41% had talked to an online stranger about sex, or something that made them feel uncomfortable.
  • Over 60% of children and teenagers talk in chat rooms on a daily basis.
  • 3 in 4 children online are willing to share personal information about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services.
  • 1 in 5 children will be targeted by a predator or pedophile each year.
  • While 30% of teenage girls say they have been sexually harassed in a chat room, only 7% tell their parents, for fear their online access will be limited.
  • Nearly a third of American online teenagers have been contacted online by complete strangers and 17% of online teens have “friends” on their social network profile who they have never personally met (Pew, 2007a).
  • Of American teenagers aged 12-17 owning cell phones, 4% said they have sent sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images of themselves to someone else via text messaging, while 15% say they have received such images of someone they know via a text message (Pew, 2009).
  • Use of social networking websites by American teenagers, aged 12-17, is increasing. In September 2009, 73% of Internet users used social networking websites. This compares with 55% in November 2006 and 65% in February 2008.
  • Two-thirds of teenagers with social network site profiles reported that their online profile is not visible to all Internet users. Of those whose profile is visible to everyone, nearly half (46%) reported that they give at least some false information on their profiles (Pew, 2007a).
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