Children and teens are most vulnerable to Cybersexoffenders online. Cybersexoffenders are Child pornographers, enticers, groomers or travelers.
Child pornography on the Internet is a huge industry. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 child pornography websites capable of bringing in more than 3 billion dollars annually. Children and teens mistakenly access pornography on the Internet through innocent searches, stealth sites and misleading URL’s, through Peer to Peer Technology, through unsolicited emails and Instant Messaging and through Enticers, Groomers and Travelers. The greatest threats to children and teens online are the Online Enticers, Groomers and Travelers. From the safety of their home these sexual predators use the Internet to anonymously and simultaneously prepare numerous children and teens for sexual victimization. These Cybersexoffenders meet their victims and develop relationships through Social Networking sites, Chat Rooms, Gaming Sites and through adults using Online Dating Services.
A survey conducted by the Crimes against Children Research Center revealed that minors are very vulnerable online: