Of course, the children do not tell their parents whom they are chatting with so how are parents supposed know who their kids are chatting with on the Internet.With the advent of Facebook and the other thousands of social networking and chat sites on the Internet, danger is only a click away.

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A recent study from the American Psychological Association found some interesting results regarding the statistics of Internet predators and today's youth.

They found that the majority of Internet predators do not pose as children as the prior conception of the Internet predator stereotype was perceived.

The Internet Predators openly tell their age and their intentions and your kids openly talk to them about their own sexual desires. In the past, the thought was that the Internet predators were duping teenagers into thinking they were talking to a kid their own age.

The statistics of this study shows that teenagers are knowingly chatting to adults. A world where our children still need to be protected from their curiosity.

About half (49%) are unconcerned posting personal info online might negatively affect their future.

(Most employers now do a search for their prospective employees.With some of the information and pictures I have found on Facebook, they should be concerned.) Most hiring managers and HR departments use search engines to research applicants?That is when a teen sends nude or semi nude pictures of themselves and sends them to other people with their cell phone. However, many teens remain unconcerned about the risks of sharing personal info on the Internet and nearly two-thirds post photos or videos of themselves on social networks like Facebook and Friendster.The findings are from the third annual survey Cox and NCMEC have fielded to help parents realize the potential dangers of the Internet.Many teens are unconcerned about the dangers of sharing personal info online.A majority of teens (58%) do not think posting photos or other personal info on social networking sites is unsafe. Nearly half of teens (47%) are not worried about others using their personal info in ways they do not want (although that represents a 10-percentage-point improvement over the previous year).