When new technologies are combined with people having no rules, training or experience, crime and victimization can run rampant. The internet is relatively new, the laws (both State and Federal) are only now catching up. This module examines how predators, using various methods and motivations, victimize people; how “kids” and adults view internet issues very differently; and how human biases affect our ability to detect internet predator dangers.


At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Identify internet predators
  • Recall the traits of “adults” - defined as age 20 and up
  • Describe the characteristics of “kids” - defined as 10-20 years old
    • Name human biases that affect decision making
    • Explain the change in suicide rates for teens


This module will review the following topics:

  • Differing generational views of the web
  • Biases that affect our decision making
  • Methods predators use to gain information and profit
  • Teen suicide rates increasing
  • The internet was not built with protections in mind