Parents Banning Children From The Web
from the not-safe-for-children dept
Parents are still struggling to figure out how to let their children on the internet without putting them at risk. A new study says that some parents (8%) have resorted to banning the internet completely. This seems likely to guarantee that the kids run over to their friends’ homes to access the internet instead – without any supervision. Nearly 40% of parents aren’t worried at all, with another 30% saying that they only allow their kids online with supervision – which sounds like the smart way to teach kids how to be responsible online. 40% also use tools to protect their kids, though the study doesn’t suggest how (in)effective these tools are.