Digital Parenting: McAfee Releases Study on Online Disconnect

June 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

McAfee study

In a study published on May 28th, 2013, McAfee explores the online disconnect between parents and pre-teens, teens and young adults.

Here are some of the study's findings that every online parent should know:

Almost all (95%) young people have at least one social media account. (ages 10-23) 
• 87% check their account daily. 
• 79% of parents believe this to be true. 
• 44% check their account constantly. 
• 32% of parents believe this to be true
• Only 9% of parents are aware of this
• 13% have been a victim of cruel behavior. (ages 10-23) 
• Only 6% of parents are aware of this.
• Only 44% of young people agree

To read the full study, click here. 

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Posted by Tim Woda

Tim Woda is an Internet safety expert, and a passionate advocate for empowering families and protecting children from today’s scariest digital dangers. Woda was on the founding team of buySAFE, an Internet trust and safety company, and he started working on child safety issues after his son was targeted by a child predator online. While his son was unharmed, the incident led Woda to kick-start uKnow.com. You can follow Tim on Twitter or on his blog.

Topics: digital parenting, Parental Intelligence, McAfee, Online parenting, kids online statistics

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