"Most parents of teenagers are concerned about what their teenage children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others. Some parents are taking steps to observe, discuss, and check up on their children’s digital footprints, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project."
Mines the data from Pew Research, finding that 81% of parents worry about how much information advertisers can learn about their teenagers online. Parents also worry about their teenager's interaction with strangers on the web, with 72% concerned.
Notes that 69% of parents feel that their teenager's online activity my harm future schooling or jobs. Especially with younger teenagers, parents are concerned with their children's online reputation - 69% with 63% "very concerned." The study fails to address any intervention or action that parents take based upon their worry.
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Source is Pew Research Center.
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