Pennsylvania ranked 2nd best state for child online safety

Pennsylvania is the second safest state in the country for children to use the Internet, according to a new CenturyLinkQuote study.

The internet, TV and home phone retailer used weighted scores for each state as well as the District of Columbia based on metrics such as Internet crimes against children, malware victims, and laws on the Internet. sexting. The study used data from the United States Census, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaints Center, and the Cyberbullying Research Center’s Bullying Laws database.

Pennsylvania trailed only Colorado in the overall score. However, the Commonwealth has 12 of 14 possible cyberbullying and sexting laws, one more than the Centennial State.

Other highlights:

  • This score is an improvement over last year, when Pennsylvania ranked eighth in the country.
  • The Internet crime rate against children per 100,000 was 2.59, which was lower than the national average of 3.35
  • The malware victim rate was 1.9, which was slightly higher than the national average of 1.75.

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