Parents grow wary with kids’ internet habits

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Parents grow wary with kids’ internet habits

HYDERABAD: A recent survey by Intel Security pinpoints an alarming trend among children in Indian cities having met and wanting to meet complete strangers, with whom they have first interacted on social networking sites. The survey also finds that children admit to having shared `personal’ details, like photographs, phone numbers, house address and other sensitive (family) information – with strangers who they befriend on social media.The study titled `Teens, Tweens and Technology survey’ examined online behaviours and social networking habits of children aged between 8 to 16 years. “The study also surveyed the concerns of parents and found that when it comes to online activity, parents believe that the worst thing that could happen to their children is interacting with strangers online. This concern is warranted given that 44 per cent of the children who polled would meet or have met someone in person, they first met online,” an extract from the survey reads.As per the cyber crime police, the trend prevails in the twin cities as established in a number of cases cracked by cops in the recent past. Out of the 175 cyber crime cases registered this year, cops indicated that 70 per cent have an element of […]

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