Nebraska Ranked 9th Safest State For Kids Online
With one of the lowest internet crimes against children rates of any state, plus several cyberbullying and sexting laws in place, Nebraska easily earns a spot in the top ten safest states for kids online.
What Makes Nebraska Safe For Kids Online?
Cyberbullying and Sexting Laws
Nebraska backs eight laws against cyberbullying, sexting, and online harassment.
Internet Crimes Against Children
Nebraska has one of the lowest internet crime rates of any state (0.57 per 100,000). Last year, only three children in Nebraska were victims of internet crime.
Six children in Nebraska fell victim to malware last year, which, statistically speaking, amounts to one child per 100,000 children.
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.