DOPA and current research

Scott over at Dangerously Irrelevant has a great post about DOPA in which he integrates a lot of the research from a recent report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Some interesting points including: only one fifth of solitications occur on a non-home computer, less children are being solicited online now than five years a go, and students are better handling those solitications.

Scott then makes a great point:

I highly recommend you check out some of the high-quality work being done by the CCRC, CSRIU, and others. If we’re going to hype ourselves up about these issues, we should at least have a solid factual base to undergird our conversations.

Great article, Scott!

So, it sounds like the best medium to reduce victimization, education, is going to be limited in public schools. Education wouldn’t affect just 1/5th of the problem, but 5/5ths of the problem (100%). Teaching children lifetime safety and privacy skills is a priority for me in my classroom this year.

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