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The risks in the online world really do change based on the age of your children.

The following is a brief overview of how your children may be interacting with the Internet based on their ages. If your child is more technologically advanced or has special challenges, take that into account when developing Internet usage rules. They're portable pocket-sized computers that function as social networking tools, videos, still cameras, audio recorders and more.

Members of a social networking site can interact with their friends and acquire new friendships and social contacts.

More than half of young people in their teens (53%) participate in social activities online, usually through a social networking site.

Young people's IM contact list doesn't just connect them with friends; it reflects their social status.

This perception leads preteens and teens to accept contact requests from people they don't know, which can leave them vulnerable to cyberbullying and online sexual harassment.

And today's cell phones, most of which come equipped with cameras, make it easy.

The reality is that once they've been sent, suggestive messages and images can easily be reproduced and shared online and there's no way to take them back.

Most young people — around 74% — use instant messaging (IM) on a regular basis.

IM connects kids with their contacts through an online program (whereas texts are sent via a telephone number).

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