Monday 11 December 2017

Irish teenagers hiding online behaviour from parents - survey

Irish teenagers are hiding their online behaviour from their parents - photo posed
Irish teenagers are hiding their online behaviour from their parents - photo posed

MORE than half of Irish teenagers are wiping their online history to hide it from their parents, a new survey from security firm McAfee showed.

The report also showed that 11pc of those surveyed had met up with someone they contacted online.

According to the 'Digital Divide' study, there is a big disconnected between online activity and what parents believe their teenagers are participating in.

While 57pc of parents trust their child not to access inappropriate content online, 23pc of teenagers admitted to searching for pornography internationally.

One tenth of the 200 surveyed have posted revealing pictures of themselves online.

According to McAfee, more needs to be done to educate teenagers on the risks of the internet.

Irish Independent

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