AVG recently released its latest study into the role the Internet plays in the lives of children and teens as they grow up. The latest study called Digital Diaries: Coming of Age examines the teenage years (14-17) and in particular the behavior of parents with teens.
One of the most surprising statistics is that nearly half of parents around the world check up on their kids Facebook accounts…secretly!
In part four of the series, Rona and Jason talk about how parents can set limits to ensure that their teens safe. This includes internet safety software which can help you manage both what content is available to your teens and how much time they can spend online. But whatever methods parents use, it is important to maintain a level of trust.
If you are interested in learning more about Digital Coming of Age, we’d suggest downloading our tipsheet 4. Safety Limits