[LINK] British parents see Internet's corrupting influence
Wed, 7 Jun 2000 17:17:17 +0100
It should be noted that Symantec retail a filtering product, which they have
been promoting recently in the UK with the line that you don't know who is
in your children's bedroom (if they're surfing the net).
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> Hi all
> A story sent to me about what British parents think of the Internet.
> British parents see Internet's corrupting influence
> One in three British parents see the Internet as more corrupting than
> either television or films, according to the latest research from the
> National Opinion Poll (NOP)
> The survey -- conducted on behalf of computer security firm Symantec
> -- finds that on average half the time British children spend online
> is without parental supervision. Despite the lack of monitoring,
> parents claim to be concerned about what their offspring are getting
> up to online.
> Thirty-eight percent believe the Internet to be a more dangerous
> influence on their children's moral wellbeing than television and
> film with 70 percent horrified at the prospect of children viewing
> "undesirable content". The findings bear out earlier surveys done by
> NUA Internet Surveys which found that a third of children online had
> found content that upset or embarrassed them, with over half
> describing the content as "rude".
> "As a parent myself, I understand the concerns regarding children
> accessing the Internet," says Symantec's UK managing director Aled
> Miles. "The sad thing is that there are unsavoury characters out
> there that use the Internet for illegal purposes, whether it be
> hacking into personal computers, publishing undesirable content or
> using seemingly innocuous Web site addresses for blatantly
> insalubrious activities."
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