7 out of 10 Teenagers Hide the Truth about their Actions on Internet

7 out of 10 Teenagers Hide the Truth about their Actions on Internet 1

According to a new study conducted by McAfee, seven out of ten young people tend to hide the peculiarities of their behavior when using the Internet, despite the fact that parents often rely on their children.

The company McAfee, which specializes in computer security, conducted a study in his course became clear that three-quarters of parents trust their children. They expressed the belief that teens abstain from visiting web-sites that host content unsuitable for children. As for the teenagers themselves, according to their own admission, 43% had visited sites that contain material related to violence, 36% visited the resources associated with sexual themes, and 32% of the open page where shows a naked human body either outright pornography.

Holdich Stanley (Stanley Holditch), an expert on the McAfee online security, agreed that the fact of protest behavior by adolescents is not surprising. Suddenly, then, how big is the gap between children and parents. According to him, the younger generation feels comfortable in the world of high technology and significantly superior to the parents in their understanding, bringing teens begin to believe that they can do anything, and it puts their safety at risk, writes TGDaily.com.

The number of such different behavior in adolescents has increased substantially last year alone, reaching a figure of seven out of ten people, although in 2010 there were only 45%.The easiest way to avoid surveillance by parents is to clean up your history in your browser.In addition, the researchers noted, and other simple actions such as closing the browser when a parent walks into the room, folding client instant messaging or video. Finally, children often talk directly blatant lie. Apply more sophisticated methods, such as working at a computer in the absence of parents, use privacy settings to ensure that specific content was available only to friends, or surfing the web in private mode. Some create fake email addresses or fake profiles on social networks.

Robert Siciliano (Robert Siciliano), another expert McAfee, concludes that parents should have full information about the activities of children in the network. Arrogant behavior of adolescents can damage their morale, and real security, and this threat is growing along with the growing influence of social networks.


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