Kansas Ranked 10th Safest State For Kids Online
Low internet crime rates against children and ten cyberbullying and sexting laws in place aren’t the only reasons Kansas scored a spot in the top ten. As is the case with many states in our top ten, Kansas’s Attorney General provides an internet safety guide for kids online.
What Makes Kansas Safe For Kids Online?
Cyberbullying and Sexting Laws
Kansas has ten laws to combat unsolicited sexting and cyberbullying.
Internet Crimes Against Children
In 2019, nine children fell victim to internet crimes in Kansas, which is significantly less than many other states (many of which had upwards of sixty and eighty kids fall victim to internet crimes).
Thankfully, only twelve children fell victim to malware attacks last year—that’s roughly one child per month. Compare that to states lower on the list and the figure is astonishing.
Internet Service Providers analyzed four data points to determine how safe a state is for kids online: internet crimes against children (40%), internet crime victims (25%), cyberbullying and sexting laws (25%), and malware crime victims (10%).
We used the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center to obtain information by state on internet crimes against children, internet crimes victims, and malware crime victims.
We used United States Census Data to compare the above to each state’s population under twenty-years-old.