BLOG ON! *** Facts  

TTigerAtty 63M
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5/3/2006 7:58 pm

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BLOG ON! *** Facts

I've decided to insert a couple pages of facts about the "Cybersex Industry" in my book at the very front before the Prologue. The following are facts about the industry along with the sources for my information.

ALARMING FACTS ABOUT THE CYBERSEX INDUSTRY

Generates approximately $1 billion annually with growth projections to $5-7 billion over the next 5 years, barring unforeseen change (NRC Report 2002)

The world's largest adult sex and swingers website, AdultFriendFinder dot com, boasts active membership of over 25 million as of May, 2006. The website is owned by Various, Inc. headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Various, Inc. operates over 25 adult personals-related websites. (AdultFriendFinder dot com, 2006 and Hoover Report re. Various, Inc., May, 2006.)

74% of adult commercial sites display free teaser porn images on homepage (Child-proofing on the World Wide Web: A survey of adult web servers 2001, (NRC Report 2002)

345% increase in child pornography sites between 2-2001- 7/2001 (N2H2, 8/01)

60% of all website visits are sexual in nature (MSNBC Survey 2000)

25 million Americans visit cybersex sites between 1-10 hours per week (MSNBC Survey 2000)

The U.S. Customs Service estimates that there are more than 100,000 websites offering child pornography - which is illegal, worldwide (Red Herring Magazine, 1/18/02)

YOUTH

90% kids 8-16 yrs. have viewed porn online, mostly accidentally while doing homework (UK News Telegraph, NOP Research Group, 1/07/02)

A study of 4 million children aged 7-17 who surf the net, 29% would freely give out their home address and 14% would freely give out their email address if asked (NOP Research Group, 2002)

Adult industry says some traffic is 20-30% children (NRC Report, 2002)

26 popular children's characters, such as Pokemon, My Little Pony and Action Man, revealed thousands of links to porn sites. 30% were hard-core. (Envisional 2000)

ONLINE SEXUAL PREDATORS

89% of sexual solicitations of youth were made in either chat rooms or Instant Messages (Pew Study reported in JAMA, 2001)

20% of youths received sexual solicitation or approach in last year (NCMEC, 2000)

Disclaimer: Any similarities between the fictional characters, businesses and locations appearing in this story and actual real people, businesses and locations is purely coincidental and are not purposely intended by the author.

Copyright © May, 2006 by TTigerAtty


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want2play926 46F

5/5/2006 12:17 pm

Unreal, huh?


TTigerAtty 63M

5/6/2006 10:03 am

Yes, the trends are unreal! The involvement of children make me fume! I just wonder how many children (under age eighteen we have on this site?


micahbiguns 52M

5/8/2006 9:59 am

    Quoting TTigerAtty:
    Yes, the trends are unreal! The involvement of children make me fume! I just wonder how many children (under age eighteen we have on this site?
way to many my question is where are there parents? There is no way no how my mom would let me on these sites when I was underage and she seemed to know what I was doing before I did it!


TTigerAtty 63M

5/8/2006 10:50 am

    Quoting micahbiguns:
    way to many my question is where are there parents? There is no way no how my mom would let me on these sites when I was underage and she seemed to know what I was doing before I did it!
Good points! I think our mothers: (a) were around, (b) cared and (c) understood the difference between being a parent and just being a "pal".

Tougher these days, no doubt, with both parents working outside the home. But even with that, it is possible to know what children are doing at all times. My ex and I did it with my daughter and we both worked.

Thanks for your comments!


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