Digital Families Survey Results
- Malware, spyware and viruses are the #1 concern of 55% of the respondents when it comes to family safety online.
- Others said illegal, illicit or stolen content was their #1 concern.
- 47% felt it was the responsibility of companies like Google to give warnings for sites that could be stealing content.
- 30% with children felt their kids are not very safe or very unsafe online
- 50% felt their parents were not very safe or very unsafe online (I found this stat compared to the previous one very interesting. More feel that the older generation needs to be more informed about online safety.)
- 75% felt that identity theft was extremely important.
As you can see, online safety is very important to families. As parents, it is our responsibility to keep our families safe online.
We need to take certain precautions and teach our kids how to use the Internet safely. This includes treating each other with respect.
- Respect for ourselves
- Respect for each other
- Respect for the content we put online
As the survey results show, consumers believe big Internet companies have a responsibility to help make the Internet safe also. They have the resources to do this and when they don’t, they are making the Internet a less safe place for our kids.
Get More Information
In order to do your part, you are going to need information. Here is where to go for more information about keeping your family safe online.
- Recap from Twitter party with 5 Minutes For Mom
- Digital Citizens blog: A Cyber Safe World
- Digital Citizens on Facebook
- Digital Citizens on Twitter
- Investigative Reports
How Can You Help?
Digital Citizens is launching a petition in 2015 asking big Internet companies to do their part to support content respect online. Sign the petition and share with others.
Disclosure: This is a Digital Citizen Alliance sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.