The Young and Well CRC has just released a report entitled ‘Enhancing parents’ knowledge and practice of online safety’.
New research from the Young and Well CRC, led by the University of Western Sydney and supported by Google Australia, reveals that young people are aware of the risks of being online – but they could show their parents a thing or two.
Perhaps reassuringly for parents, the report shows that young people:
- make good use of the online security controls and privacy settings that are available
- are particularly savvy about how to stay safe when using social networking sites
- are influenced by their parents when it comes to being smart, safe, respectful and resilient online.