The explosion of technology over the last couple of decades is just the start of a new symbiotic world. Today young kids and teens have become digital natives and they seem more likely to born with the computer chip implanted in their heads. They send and receive Messenger, Snapchat, Yahoo, WhatsApp messages on the fly and get to know about the news on Instagram and post their creative thoughts on Tumblr. Moreover, they love to count their followers on Vine and further share their short recorded videos in terms of stories and photos and on multiple social messaging apps. So, they love to spend time virtually rather than in “real life”. Therefore, apart from what all the teens and kids are doing online via mobile phones “digital natives’ teens are facing nightmares every day and yet they are hiding the facts from parents.
According to the study teenagers and young adults between the age of 16 -24 spend more than 200 minutes on their cell phone connected to the internet. Spending too much time on the digital world being digital natives teens are more likely to encounter with the risks or unpleasant experiences, it could be intentionally or accidentally. However, more parents freak out about the online incidents happens and less likely their teens tell them about it next time. Moreover, teens should consider taking help from their parents navigating the online dangers they are facing on the virtual world. Every young teens 1 out four times are facing the risky online situation and teens need to counter all the online vulnerabilities by discussing their parents. On the other hand, they are cases where teens themselves are victims! Witness! Are get involved in such activities where teens have found harming other teens online.
“Teens and kids online should learn and get to know how to deal or overcome from online dangers” author Pamela Wisniewski, Ph.D., of the University of Central Florida has written. “Yet teens think they can deal with these risks they are facing online without telling their parents then they should be, she further has written that in one of her study.
Researchers Findings at ACM Conference:
Researchers have presented their research at ACM Conference on Computer – Supported Cooperative work and social computing. They have cited some sobering, if unsurprising, statistics of different online risk young kids and teens are facing online by using cell phones and computer laptop and desktop devices connected to the internet. Let’s discuss all the online dangers teenagers are facing in every day.
Teens facing unwanted sexual solicitations
According to one of the researcher’s findings, almost 9% of young children and teenagers usually experienced sexual solicitation online. The adults in the shape of predators online usually target young kids, tweens, and teens and expose them towards sexual activities. They initially behave as friends and with the passage of time turned teens and tweens into sexting, share nude photos and videos in order to turn their minds towards the sexual activities. They do sexual solicitation forcefully online without the consent of the targeted teens via social media platforms and as well as by using dating apps like tinder dating apps. Because young teens are the easy target for online predators such as stalkers that always want to make victim young flesh online. Once young teens or kid get used of it then they ask for physical sexual activities in real – life.