Parents more worried about online safety but doing less about it, survey finds


What are we to make of this survey data from

Seventy-six percent of 643 parents surveyed say they are extremely, very or somewhat worried about their children’s online safety, up from 64 percent in 2011. And the “not worried at all” contingent has been cut in half from 14 to 7 percent.

Meanwhile, 66 percent of those polled say they are taking steps to reduce online risks – monitoring, site-blocking, etc. -- which represents a decline from the 74 percent who said they were taking such precautions four years ago.

More are worried. Fewer are doing anything about it. What gives?

My best guess: fatigue combined with a sense of futility.

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