A cyber predator is someone who uses the internet, cellphone, or other digital device to exploit vulnerable adolescents for sexual or other abusive purposes. While it is important to teach adolescents the need to limit personal information shared while online, the reality is they do connect with people.
Although the Internet did not create child predators, it has significantly increased the opportunities predators have to meet victims while minimizing detection. They can communicate with children anonymously through instant messaging, social networking sites, chat rooms, message boards, and even cell phones.
This can sometimes present a real danger to children and teens who are online.
Online predators may try to lure kids and teens into sexual conversations.
Have we allowed our fears about our children's safety to run wild? Experts lay out the reality versus
the myth about online predators, how much ...
Cyber Predator Lesson Plans
FREE - Internet Safety Lesson Plans for schools and organizations promoting Internet ...Online Predators .....
If someone online tells you they are a sophomore in high school, and taking driver's education classes,
they are probably how old?
These resources include downloadable viewing guides for parent and for teachers that includes a seven-part discussion question section, lesson plans for the classroom, resources for building parent-teen online engagement, and a Cyberquiz: "What Kind of Cyber Guide are You?" that explores parents' media management styles.
Lesson Resources ... Students learn why the term “online predator” is misleading,
and how to identify more realistic forms of inappropriate contact.
Students then discuss a story about a teen's risky online relationship, and draw conclusions ...