The National Cyber Security Alliance conducted two surveys this summer that looked at how teens use technology and their parents’ attitude toward it. The survey results reinforce some themes that occur frequently in our research:
- Almost 40% of teens surveyed report being the victim of cyberbullying in the last 12 months
- The number of parents who say they have rules for how their kids use technology is far higher than the number of teens who acknowledge or follow those rules
- Parents are confident that their kids will report online incidents that make them scared or uncomfortable, whereas only 32% of teens say that they will go to parents if scared
- 87% of parents feel very or somewhat confident that they can help teens effectively if problems arise
The survey covered teens aged 12 – 17. Regarding number 2 above, we think that what is happening is that early on when kids start using the internet, parents do set some ground rules. A few years later (or sooner), teens know how to use the internet and the rules set by parents are ancient history. Updates and frequent conversations are needed.
You can see the full infographic below. For more information go to StaySafeOnline.org.
Source: National Cyber Security Alliance
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