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If you haven't had the Internet safety talk with your daughter yet, please turn the car around, drive to her school, pull her out of class, and have it RIGHT NOW.
According to a SHOCKING new study out of the University of Cincinnati, 30% of teenage girls in the U.S. say they've gotten together in person with a stranger they met online.
Now, we're not saying that EVERYONE you meet online is secretly a predator. But they could be. You really NEVER know the full truth about someone you meet online.
Jennie Noll led the study. She says, quote, "Statistics show that the Internet is not as dangerous a place as, for example, walking through a bad neighborhood. The vast majority of online meetings are benign.
"[But] even if just 1% end up in a dangerous encounter with a stranger offline, it's still a very big problem."
The study found that the MOST effective ways to keep teenagers safe online was direct parental involvement and monitoring their online use.