an estimated 24 million children now online,
one out of five have been solicited for sex
in the last year. (Congressional Study)
in four children were sent pictures of people
who were naked or having sex.
estimated 725,000 children have been "aggressively"
asked for sex, defined as an offer to meet
top Disney executive was recently arrested
and charged with using the Internet to solicit
sex with a minor
of children are willing to share personal
information online about themselves and their
family in exchange for goods and services.
25 percent of the youth who encountered a
sexual approach or solicitation told a parent
in five U.S. teenagers who regularly log on
to the Internet say they have received an
unwanted sexual solicitation via the Web.
Solicitations were defined as requests to
engage in sexual activities or sexual talk,
or to give personal sexual information.
of the targets for online predators were age
14 or older. Another 22% were users ages 10
percent of the solicited youth were not troubled,
10 percent did not use chat rooms and 9 percent
did not talk to strangers
17 percent of youth and 11 percent of parents
could name a specific authority, such as the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), CyberTipline,
or an Internet service provider, to which
they could report an Internet crime.
both within the FBI and in the private sector,
revealed that the utilization of computer
telecommunications was rapidly becoming one
of the most prevalent techniques by which
some sex offenders shared pornographic images
of minors and identified and recruited children
into sexually illicit relationships.
1/3 of the households with Internet access
are proactively protecting their children!
to 40% of Internet use in the workplace is
not related to business.
of employees say they use the Internet for personal
of all Internet porn traffic occurs during
the nine-to-five work day.
of workers say they surf the Web constantly
of major U.S. companies keep tabs on employees
by checking their e-mail, Internet, phone
calls, computer files, or by videotaping them
of companies monitor workers' Internet connections
and 47% store and review employee e-mail.
27% of companies say that they've fired employees
for misuse of office e-mail or Internet connections,
and 65% report some disciplinary measure for
to a survey by International Data Corp (IDC),
30 to 40% of internet access is spent on non
work related browsing, and a staggering 60%
of all online purchases are made during working
percent of employees feel the Internet can
be addictive, and 41 percent admit to personal
surfing at work for more than three hours
estimates reveal that computer crime may cost
as much as $50 billion per year.
80% of computer crime is committed by "insiders".
They manage to steal $100 million by some
estimates; $1 billion by others.
average fraud inflicts a loss of about $110,000
per corporate/organization victim, and $15,000
to each individual victim.
of Security Breaches occur within the Company
- behind the Firewall
of corporate Internet traffic is considered
to be "unrelated to
of lost productivity is accounted for by cyber-slacking.
studies show 70% of companies have had sex
sites accessed using
of workers surf the net with no specific objective;
men are twice
as likely as women.
asked "should employers monitor, limit,
block or control your
Internet access while at work?" over
60 % of employees said "yes".
average, workers spend 21 hours per week online
at the office, as oppose to only 9.5 hours
of Fortune 500 organizations have defended
themselves against claims of sexual harassment
stemming from inappropriate email.
employers have been responsible and liable
for the actions of their employees in the
workplace. However, if an organizations can
demonstrate a "duty of care" to
reduce unacceptable employee activity, then
it could minimize it's potential for liability.
faces a $2 million lawsuit as a result of
an employee's email that allegedly included
company with 1,000 Internet users could lose
upwards of $35 million in productivity annually
from just an hour of daily Web surfing by
of respondents (primarily large corporations
and government agencies) detected computer
security breaches within the previous 12 months,
80% acknowledged financial losses due to computer
breaches, 44% were willing and/or able to
quantify their losses, at more than $455 million.
most serious financial losses occurred through
theft of proprietary information respondents
reported more than $170 million) and financial
fraud (respondents reported approximately
that the greatest threat to intellectual property
is trusted insiders; 70% of security breaches
come from inside.