Key Findings from Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report: UK on Safer Internet Day.
61 percent of UK adults agreeing that the internet has made the world a more dangerous place than when they were growing up
Six in ten consumers surveyed believe 11 to 16 year olds are most vulnerable online, in comparison to other age groups
Two thirds of parents (65 percent) believe that some parents don’t worry enough about their children’s online activity
57 percent of parents take care not to open email from senders they don’t recognise as opposed to 69 percent of non-parents
48 percent of parents use different passwords for different sites or devices as opposed to 61 percent of non-parents
Only 63 percent of parents have security software for their desktop/laptop as opposed to 72 percent of non-parents
“Children today are part of a digital generation, they simply do not know any different than to use technology and the internet. Whilst it may be second nature, it’s important that young people understand the risks and the boundaries they should observe. Like learning to ride a bike, or crossing the road, the most effective way to educate children is to start early and empower them to take more responsibility for their own safety. As such, we encourage parents to take an active role in understanding and educating their children about online safety,” added Tony Neate, Chief Executive Officer, Get Safe Online. “From the research it’s clear that parents still have the opportunity to improve in this regard, and we continue to working with Norton to support parents in this education process.”
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This research was commissioned by Norton by Symantec, and conducted by independent research firm Edelman Berland in January 2015. It used data from an online questionnaire with 2,002 UK consumers.