• There are an estimated 77 million kids online today.
  • There are more than 40,000 chat rooms where children can meet child predators.
  • Pedophiles lure kids in with games, establish relationships with them on-line, then arrange to meet face-to-face.
  • 75 percent of children are willing to share personal information online about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and/or services. (gifts, free samples, free online games, etc.)
  • Chat rooms and instant/private messages are two main tools pedophiles use to contact children on-line.
  • Online child pornography/child sex exploitation is the most significant crime problem confronting the FBI that involves crimes against children.
  • There is a 100% chance of a child meeting a predator in a chat room. (FBI 2002)

Children are reported missing into the FBI computer program system at the rate of:

  • 825,600 kids per year
  • 68,800 kids per month
  • 16,100 kids per week
  • 2,300 kids per day
  • 96 kids per hour
  • 3 kids every 2 minutes

*Statistics provided by the Crimes Against Children Research Center 1/2003