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Our kids are growing up in a much different world than we did. The online world has created a whole new playgroundfor bad things to happen. Since it’s a new playground, parents have had to navigate parenting our children online without much guidance. The Digital Family Project is helping by offering tips and tools to foster a healthy respect for online content.
The Digital Families Project teaching kids online respect

Digital Families Survey Results

The results of the Digital Families survey were a compilation of many previous investigative reports released by Digital Citizens Alliance about online content and safety. Here are some of the results I found interesting:
  • 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.

Online crime is on the rise infographic

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.

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. 

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