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Pornography no longer biggest worry for parents


Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 25/06/2014. Pornography no longer biggest worry for parentsTags: Parenting

Recent research by the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland surveyed over 1000 people on what their biggest concerns with their child’s safety online.

In similar survey done in 2001, adult pornography ranked as their biggest concern, however childrens access to adult pornography has no been overshadowed by parents fear of their children's ‘exposure to dangerous people’ as their number one concern.

Cyberbullying ranked third as their biggest worry with most parents, according to The Journal.ie but still believe that the “the positive aspects of Internet use outweigh the negatives”.

Over one third of parents also surveyed said they do not use any parental control of children’s online activities, and ‘Six in ten of the parents questioned don’t use parental control software for Smartphones.’

If you have a worry about your child’s safety online or are concerned about cyberbullying please read our advice on controlling and monitoring your children’s online activities.


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