Young people are keen to educate parents on online safety

Research undertaken by the UK Safter Internet Centre has found that we need more and better conversations with young people about what they do, see and experience online. Entitled ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’ It has thrown up some really interesting information, it found that:

  • Young people are keen to educate parents and carers – 57% feel they can help to educate them about being safe online
  • 36% of parents are not sure where to go should they need support
  • Although 71% of young people feel responsible for reporting inappropriate behaviour online, only 22% have reported someone or something
  • At least 80% of 8-17 year olds, would turn to parents/carers if they saw something worrying or upsetting
  • But, some young people don’t feel able to talk with almost 7% reporting they couldn’t have a conversation with anyone about their online life

You can download and read the full research report or the research summary from the UK Safer Internet Centre website –

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.