Digital Parenting: McAfee Releases Study on Online Disconnect
In a study published on May 28th, 2013, McAfee explores the online disconnect between parents and pre-teens, teens and young adults.
Here are some of the study's findings that every online parent should know:
Almost all (95%) young people have at least one social media account. (ages 10-23)
• 87% check their account daily.
• 79% of parents believe this to be true.
• 44% check their account constantly.
• 32% of parents believe this to be true.
27% of youth have witnessed cruel behavior online. (ages 10-23)
• Only 9% of parents are aware of this.
• 89% say this cruel behavior took place on Facebook. (ages 10-23)
• 13% have been a victim of cruel behavior. (ages 10-23)
• Only 6% of parents are aware of this.
71% of parents claim to have had a conversation with their child about being safe online. (ages 10-23)
• Only 44% of young people agree.
Three in five (62%) parents don’t think their child can get into that much trouble online. (parents
of ages 10-23)
• Only 17% believe the online world is as dangerous as the offline world. (parents of ages 10-23)
To read the full study, click here.
Download our infographic to get advice on how to keep your kids safe and happy online: “Safety Net: A Parent’s Guide to Internet and Mobile Safety.”
About the Author:
Tim Woda is an Internet safety expert, and a passionate advocate for empowering families and protecting children from today’s scariest digital dangers. Woda was on the founding team of buySAFE, an Internet trust and safety company, and he started working on child safety issues after his son was targeted by a child predator online. While his son was unharmed, the incident led Woda to to kick-start uKnow.com.
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