A 2012 Report conducted by independent research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres, and commissioned by mcafeecybered.com found that almost 80% of parents said they are having conversations with their teens about their online activities however…
66.5% of teens said their parents or guardians don’t know everything they are doing online.
- Almost 40% of teens would change their online behaviour if they knew a parent or guardian was watching
- Parents misjudged how much teens are pirating music or movies online (13% vs 30), meeting up with strangers they’ve met online (3.6% vs almost 6) and entering into private chats with strangers they only know online (4.4% vs 8.5)
- 62% of Australian teens have had a negative experience of some kind on social networks, 50% have witnessed cruel behaviour online, and though only 25% of parents indicated they were aware that their teen had witnessed mean or cruel behaviour.
- While 24% of teens reporting being the victim of cyber bullying, only 17% of parents would have guessed their own teen had been the target of cyber bullying
- Parents underestimate how often teenagers are viewing nudity / pornography online either accidentally or intentionally (37% vs 54%)