"Between June and October 2007, we conducted over 400 interviews with police about Internet-related sex crimes and we have yet to find cases of sex offenders stalking and abducting minors on the basis of information posted on social networking sites," report authors said.
"A close perusal of media stories suggests that online molesters have not changed their tactics as a result of the advent of social networking sites," according to a report from the University of New Hampshire's Internet Solution for Kids, Inc.
What's your opinion on teens getting involved in social networking and online chat rooms?
I've read some of the teen conversations on the sites my daughter wants to visit, and they seem relatively harmless. While the Internet can be a wonderful educational and communication tool, it can also be a dangerous place for unsuspecting young teens.
Kids with social networking sites are "no more likely than other youths online to have uncomfortable or scary contacts with unknown people," the report said.
Instead, teens are more likely to be targeted by predators via chat rooms and instant messages.
Screen Retriever, is a monitoring program that allows parents to record and remotely view their children’s computer screen in real time.