As students head back to school with mobile devices and laptops in hand, we asked parents about how safe they feel setting their digital natives free on the Internet.
Here’s what we found out:
Here’s a quick analysis of the results.
1) Despite most people knowing where and how to find info to keep kids safe online (58%), 94% are still concerned about their child’s safety online, with the majority of that group describing themselves as ‘very concerned’. Also, the vast majority of parents (82%) are more concerned about their child’s safety online now vs in the past.
2) Parents are approximately three times more concerned about their children encountering predatory individuals online vs contracting malware which could compromise financial or personal data (63% vs 23%)
3) Parents are nearly twice as concerned about their children encountering viruses and other malware online than the potential negative effects of extended computer use, such as muscle strain or obesity.
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