How Bad Is The Problem?
Online child pornography/child exploitation is the most significant crime problem confronting the FBI that involves crimes against children.

According to the FBI, children are reported missing at the rate of:
  • 825,600 per year
  • 68,800 per month
  • more than 2,000 per day
  • three every two minutes
How Vulnerable Are Our Children?
Nationally, over 45 million children ages 10-17 use the Internet. Of these:
  • One in four has encountered unwanted pornography.
  • One in five has been sexually solicited.
  • One in 17 was threatened or harassed in the past year.
  • One in 33 received an aggressive sexual solicitation (were asked to meet someone in person, called on the phone, and/or sent correspondence or gifts) in the past year.
  • Nearly 60 percent have received an e-mail or Instant Message from a stranger, and half of these children have responded to the stranger's message.