A recent Nielsen study revealed some interesting facts about teens and the web, including the fact that 90% of U.S. teens now have access to the web at home and that the average teen is spending upwards of 24 hours a month online. With summer here, it's no doubt a peak time for kids to run amok on the internet.
While there are plenty of harmless and even fun and useful ways for kids to use the internet, parents need to make sure their teens understand what sites to stay away from and how to keep themselves safe online. After all, Facebook is just the beginning of sites that can get kids into unwanted trouble or unsafe situations.
Today, Catalin Cosoi, a senior researcher for the online safety company BitDefender, provides some great insight into the top social networking/community sites that parents need have on their radar.