Study: 30 Percent Of Teen Girls Meet In Person Strangers They Met Online
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
This is a startling and terrifying statistic. Parents: what is your teenage daughter doing online? WFMJ reported the results of a recent pediatric study:
"... the study tracked online and offline activity among more than 250 girls aged 14 to 17 years and found that 30 percent followed online acquaintance with in-person contact..."
The study, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), included a mix of girls with and without a history of risky behavior. The study's author is Jennie Noll, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. The NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
I recommend that parents read the WFMJ article, since it includes additional information. Reportedly, the study appeared in the Journal of Pediatrics. I wished that the study had included younger girls, since many social networking sites allow youth aged 13 and older to register.
That is very right thing you said. Many of them are met online through social networking with strangers and fell into deep relations as well.
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