If you haven't had the Internet safety talk with your daughter yet, please turn the car around, drive to her school, pull her out of class, and have it RIGHT NOW.
--According to a SHOCKING new study out of the
--Now, we're not saying that EVERYONE you meet online is secretly a predator. But they could be. You really NEVER know the full truth about someone you meet online.
--Jennie Noll led the study. She says, quote, "Statistics show that the Internet is not as dangerous a place as, for example, walking through a bad neighborhood. The vast majority of online meetings are benign. [But] even if just 1% end up in a dangerous encounter with a stranger offline, it's still a very big problem."
--The study found that the MOST effective ways to keep teenagers safe online was direct parental involvement and monitoring their online use.
For more on this study: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/20579827/30-percent-of-us-teen-girls-meet-up-with-online-strangers