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Experts Speak About Internet Predators

Last Updated: July 14, 2021

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

If you are looking for an informative video about Internet safety and the research that’s been done about Internet dangers for youth, I highly recommend watching “Just the Facts About Online Youth Victimization.” The video is about 1 hour and 20 minutes, broken up into 10 minute segments on Youtube.

Click here to watch the video clips or here to read the transcript.

There are many myths about online predators. Much of popular media give a false impression about what the real threats are on the Internet.

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee put together an excellent forum of experts to talk frankly about the issue of online victimization.

  • Dr. David Finkelhor, the director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and the co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire
  • Dr. Michele Ybarra, the president of Internet Solutions for Kids
  • Amanda Lenhart, a senior research specialist with the Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • Danah Boyd, researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, who the Financial Times dubbed the “high priestess of social networking”

This panel discusses what the real threats are and how parents and educators can equip their teens to deal with those threats.

For more information: “Myths and Realities of Online Predators”