Washington, USA: About 70 percent of teens hide their online behavior from parents up from 45 percent in 2010, says a new study.
A new study called “The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents” (conducted by Tru Research and commissioned by McAfee) shows an alarming 70% of teens have hidden their online behavior from their parents, up from 45% in 2010.
Robert Siciliano on McAfee blog said that ”And yet half of parents live under the assumption that their teen tells them everything he/she does online. This instant access to information and digital devices is having an impact on our teens that many of us as parents don’t realize. Some of the revealing consequences are shocking.”
Nature of Teens:-
Friendships: 20% of teens said they had ended a friendship with someone because of something that happened on a social network.
Physical safety: 7% feared for their safety because of something that happened online.
Physical Fight: 5% reported to getting into a physical fight because of a problem that started online.
Criminal record: Over 51% said they have hacked someone’s social networking account.
Cheating: 48% of teens admitted to looking for test answers online.
Innocence: 46% of teens report accidentally accessing pornography online and 32% reported accessing pornography intentionally.