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Children are exposed to real risks when they go online!

An Excerpt from the State of Internet Security Report:

to real risks when they go online. Parents’ commitment to understanding their children’s online activities and setting age-appropriate rules, along with using software to help monitor and enforce the rules, provide the best combination to protect kids online.

Report Highlights:

Kids Online

  • Almost 60 percent of children three and older are using the Internet.
  • Forty-three percent of teens who use reported having been contacted online by complete strangers.
  • Thirty-seven percent of children ages 11 to 17 reported they had received a email or pop-up advertisement within the past year.
  • In homes where children under 18 use the Internet, there was a 28 percent greater incidence of spyware infections in the preceding 6 months. Thanks to Cracker Boy, for this great report.
  • OSA Editorial Comments:

    This is a great article and report, we should all take the time and see what our children are exposed to real risks when they go online! Also, to be sure we know what our children are doing online, and who’s talking to you kids online?

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