Online groomers rarely pose as children and can succeed in persuading a child to meet in less than half an hour, according to researchers probing the way in which sexual predators target victims online.
Clearly, we aren’t doing enough to teach kids about online safety if this is true. This information came from a UK study, but I’m not sure it would be much different in the US, or anywhere else. Don’t just assume your kids would know better. Know what they’re doing online and talk to them about it.