Reports

2008 International Internet Trends Study

 

This classification analysis of more than 3 million unique URLs worldwide by web content security vendor Optenet finds a significant increase in the amount of inappropriate content on the Internet between 2006 and 2007. The group found that pornography continues to represent the largest portion of the Internet (35 percent), despite a slight decline from 2006. Within this category, content related to child pornography grew 18 percent from 2006 to 2007.

Websites promoting anorexia and bulimia have increased by a huge 470 percent since the end of 2006. Sites associated with violent content increased by 125 percent during the same period, while those promoting racism and drug use increased by 70 percent and 62 percent, respectively. Personal websites such as blogs have grown 455 percent since 2006. Free, 13 pages. (781) 418-2432, www.optenet.com/mailing/pdfs/TrendReport.pdf.

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Archives

Categories

Recent Comments

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top