standard Do Parents Fear The Web’s Influence On Children?

Here’s a great study that was done parents.  Apparently many parents believe that the benefits of their kids using the internet outweighs its problems  Here are PC Tattletale we see them all the time.

They range from cyberbullying or parents are just worried about who their kids are talking to.  You can read more about the study here:

 

Over half believe educational benefits outweigh dangers

Nearly half of all American parents say they are skeptical about the usefulness of the Internet for their children, worried that the harm from being online outweighs the benefits, according to a new survey released Wednesday.

Even with the doubts, however, some 93 percent of the over 900 parents polled also believe their child is “somewhat” or “very” safe while surfing the Web, according to the survey results released by the Hart Research Center.

“It goes both ways: Modern technology is a wonderful thing if you use it in a good way, but then it also is a bad thing because it brings up the trust value,” said one parent of a 10-year-old and 13-year-old interviewed for the study. “Children are so trustworthy [of] these modern technologies that they sometimes neglect the fact that it can cause harm to them.”

A slight majority of parents — 53 percent — said they believe the Internet’s benefits outweigh the dangers it can pose, and can be particularly helpful dealing with schoolwork. The schoolwork/educational response more than doubled any other response when parents were asked how they thought their child could benefit from online technology.

But with the benefits come risks, according to many of the parents interviewed.

 

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