The whole world has become increasingly wired, with Internet access seemingly available to everyone, including teenagers. While this has allowed teens to connect with valuable sources of information and keep in touch with peers from around the globe, there are considerable dangers present in the free flowing Internet superhighway.

According to research conducted by the Crimes Against Children Research Center for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), youth Internet users face online victimization that comes in various forms. Most notably, one in seven youths are sexually solicited online and one-third experience unwanted exposure to sexual materials.

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