“A survey commissioned by a security app developer that polled parents in the U.K. has revealed surprising attitudes about children and access to technology and the internet,” MacNN reports.
“The study focused on primary-school children (ages 5-10) and found that one in 10 kids under the age of 10 years old already owns their own iPhone,” MacNN reports. “One in 20 have their own iPad, and one in 10 children in the survey had a social networking account — despite the age limit of MySpace and Facebook being 13.”
MacNN reports, “That children are much technologically aware at younger ages than ever before is hardly surprising — but what shocked the security firm that commissioned the survey was the lax attitude of the parents in supervising their children’s use of the internet. While 68 percent of the parents said that they bought the devices for their kids in order to keep tabs on them, 50 percent of the parents said they had no form of parental controls installed on their internet-connected devices and 12 percent said they regularly leave their children to ‘play’ on the net unsupervised.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]