An interesting new survey from McAfee that basically says “yeah, your kid’s on Facebook…” But you can (and SHOULD) know what they are doing with PC Pandora computer monitoring software…
June 4, 2013
Tweens posting on Facebook without parents’ supervision: survey
Many preteens are active on social media and think the sites are ‘very safe,’ according to a survey from online security company McAfee.
Most U.S. tweens, 10- to 12-year-olds, have at least one social media account and many go online without any supervision from their parents, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
Facebook is the most popular platform among tweens. Although the site says users must be at least 13 years old to log on, 85 percent of tweens said they have an account and a similar number admit they use it every day.
“Younger and younger kids are going out there really unsupervised,” said Michelle Dennedy of the online security company McAfee, which commissioned the poll of 1,173 young people aged 10 to 23 years old and 1,301 parents.
The threats to children of unsupervised use of the Internet are well known and range from identity theft, cyberbullying and sharing photos and videos to pornography and sexual predators. [READ FULL STORY]