SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A new study shows that parents are increasingly aware of ways to keep their children safe while surfing the Internet.
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said that’s the results of a new survey by the Family Online Safety Institute.
“Parents are relatively comfortable with their child’s safety and 3 out of 4 parents feel that they’re knowledgeable about protecting their child’s online safety,” Magid said.
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid:
He said that part of the positive news: 93 percent of parents have set rules or limits on their child’s online use. And more and more parents are aware of online tools they can use to help monitor their kids.
“People who are in their 20’s or 30’s today are much more clued in. It doesn’t mean that kids are 100 percent safe, but at least parents aren’t oblivious to what’s going on,” Magid said.
Despite all the new technology available, Magid said that old-fashioned tools like frequent conversations and computers in public areas still work to this day as well.
You can hear Larry Magid’s Tech Report Monday through Friday at 3:50pm on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.
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