Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

A Parent's Guide to the Internet and it's Dangers to Children, and Parental Controls software information.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Kids Get Away With More at Home

A recently published survey done by the Business Software Alliance shows that kids engage in riskier online behavior at home more than they do at school. The kids surveyed attributed this to the more stringent school computer use rules. Schools are more likely to use blocking software and enforce online safety rules. One reason for this is that students are much more likely to be under adult supervisions when using the computer at school as opposed to using it at home. The three most common "risky" behaviors described in the survey are downloading digital copyrighted works without paying for them, chatting with strangers and surfing inappropriate websites.

Please visit the Business Software Alliance's website for resources to help you talk with your children about safety and legal issues associated with the Internet. To read more about the survey please click here.

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