South Dakota Ranked the 7th Safest State For Kids Online
Boasting a low number of malware attacks and a high number of cyberbullying and sexting laws, the Lone Star State climbs the leaderboard of the safest states for kids online.
What Makes Texas Safe For Kids Online?
Cyberbullying and Sexting Laws
Texas is among the handful of states with a high number of cyberbullying and sexting laws—the state boasts a whopping twelve.
Internet Crimes Against Children
For every 100,000 kids in Texas, nearly nine fall victim to internet crimes each year.
For every 100,000 people in Texas, only two peoplebecome victims of malware attacks each year.
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.