In the UK new research reveals children appreciate their parents’ guidance in how to navigate the online world. Despite their reputation as clued-up Digital Natives, three quarters of nine to 16 year olds feel they benefit from talking to their parents about their internet use. Contrary to popular perceptions that parents are in the dark, two-thirds of children say their parents always know what they are doing online.
Parents who talk to their children about the internet help to protect against potential online risks, according to the research. The benefits of active discussion include: lower risk, lower harm, access to more online activities and access to a greater level of skills.
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