4 Out Of 5 Children Get Email Spam

from the makes-them-uncomfortable dept

A new study from Symantec (who is a bit biased, since they sell anti-spam software) says that 4 out of 5 children get spam and often feel “uncomfortable or offended” when seeing it. More interesting to me, though, is that the study says only 1 out of the 5 actually opened and read the spam they received. While the study suggests that parents teach their kids how to handle spam, it certainly sounds like many of them already have (or the kids quickly learned for themselves).

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