Australian police have warned parents that they have to do more to protect their children from online based sexual abuse.
Conferences around the world are urging parents and teachers to take a stronger line in young people’s digital activities.
The online security company McAffee has been conducting surveys into internet use and behaviour. A recent survey found that in 2012, 70 percent of teens (aged 13-17) reported having hidden online behaviour from parents. This was up from 45 percent of teens in 2010. “There’s a lot more to do on the Internet today, which ultimately means there’s a lot more to hide,” said McAfee spokesman Robert Siciliano.
While Britons debate controls on internet porn, a case involving children has come to light which lends weight to the argument for more effective controls.
A UK parliamentary report calls for network level filtering of porn to protect children. The MPs say device level filters are not doing that job.
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