11 February 2009

EU - UK parents do most in Europe to protect their children online

(EU Kids Online)
A study released for Safer Internet Day 2009 shows that Britons take more practical action to screen their children from the dangers of the internet than anyone else in the EU. They are most likely to use filtering software (77 per cent) and most likely to talk to their children about what they do online (87 per cent). The survey, conducted for the European Commission and analysed by the EU Kids Online research project at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), shows that British parents still worry about internet safety – with 59 per cent concerned about the dangers of their children seeing sexual or violent content. However in France – the highest – the figure is 88 per cent while in Portugal and Greece it is 84 and 81 per cent respectively.