"Serving with Pride"
CYBER SAFETY SURVEY
Alarming Data found in Illinois Attorney General Madiganís Cyber
Palos Park Mayor John Mahoney, as a business lawyer and CPA deals
with facts, figures and statistical data all day long. Police
Commissioner Dan Polk, as a physician, constantly monitors, reviews
and makes medical decisions based on data coming in.
Both Mayor Mahoney and Commissioner Polk urge parents to review the
Cyber Safety survey just released by the Illinois Attorney General.
Some of the numbers are very disconcerting to parents.
Expert Survey Data:
Average age: 15.46 years old
Have you ever sent an inappropriate picture of someone over a cell
phone or computer?
Yes 259 17.15%
No 1242 82.25%
Have you ever received an inappropriate picture of someone over a
cell phone or computer?
Yes 618 40.93%
No 884 58.54%
Have you ever been threatened by someone online or by text?
Yes 419 27.75%
No 1075 71.19%
Have you ever felt uncomfortable with a conversation youíve had with
someone online or by text?
Yes 449 29.74%
No 1049 69.47%
Have you ever said something inappropriate to someone online or by
Yes 652 43.18%
No 846 56.03%
Have you ever been approached by a stranger online or by text?
Yes 528 34.97%
No 963 63.77%
Illinois Attorney Generalís Web site.