Kids and Internet Usage: The Surprising Factsspending on the Internet? New studies suggest most parents grossly underestimate the amount of time their children are spending online.
Q: How closely do you monitor your kid's online use?
Email access only.
Spot checking only.
My kids don't use the Web.
1717 Total votes cast.
The Norton Online Living report states that 76% of U.S. teens ages 13-17 "constantly" or "frequently" visit social networking sites. When used correctly, social networking sites provide a great online area where children and teens can interact with friends and family members. However, these sites often create the illusion of being a safe haven for sharing personal information and stories with strangers. According to the Norton Online Living report, 4 in 10 teens, ages 13-17, have received an online request for personal information. In addition, 16% of U.S. children have been approached online by a stranger. U.S. adults generally underestimate this number; most believe only about 6% of children are ever approached by a stranger online.