Are you a Parent? Are you concerned about your child's online safety?

Are you a Parent? Are you concerned about your childs online safety?

84 per cent of parents across the globe are concerned about the online safety of their children, says Kaspersky's research.

Kaspersky's new global research discloses the challenges behind limited family conversations about Internet security.

As per the latest survey carried out by Kaspersky and conducted by the market research company Savanta, about 84 per cent of parents across the globe are concerned about the online safety of their children. On average, parents spend only about 46 minutes with their children discussing online safety throughout their childhood. Out of those surveyed more than half, 58% of parents spend even less than 30 minutes talking about the topic, no wonder it is only half the time of a standard school class.

Nowadays, children's online privacy and security are becoming one of the parents' most important concerns. These are well-founded because, as per the Kaspersky survey, more than 9 out of 10 children between the age group of 7 to 12 years worldwide now carry a smartphone or tablet with Internet access.

Precisely, almost 2 out of 3 parents (64 per cent) agree that their children spend a lot of time online, which not only means exchanging different joys and benefits of childhood for the screen time, yet also being persistently presented to various potential dangers.

The most dangerous online threats, as per parents, are children who watch harmful content, such as sexual or violent (27 per cent); involve internet addiction (26 per cent), and receive anonymous messages or content that prompts them to carry out violent or wrong action (14 per cent).

To diminish potential dangers and clarify the threats of surfing the Internet, 81 per cent of parents state it is a joint responsibility between parents and schools to show children about online safety. 86 per cent accept that parents are better positioned to do so since children in general trust parents more.

Since parents recognise the responsibility of guiding their children and, at the same time, spend less than an hour doing so, Kaspersky's research makes it clear that parents find it challenging to hold these conversations.

With parents recognising the onus on them to furnish their children with guidance, yet spending not more than an hour doing so, the Kaspersky research clarifies that parents are finding such discussions troublesome.

Parents mentioned the greatest difficulties in having these discussions like:

Clarifying the dangers such that youngsters can comprehend and identify with (60 per cent)

Making children pay attention to the threats and taking them seriously (51 per cent)

Discourage children from following and assuring them not to follow peer pressure (42 per cent)

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