The report notes that kids spend twice as much time surfing the internet than their parents know about.
The second report from McAfee is entitled ‘The Secret Online Lives of Teens’, and is available here.
The McAfee report contains facts from 13 - 17 year olds in the US, and was compiled in 2008. Naturally, social networking is on the rise. WebSafety NZ's concerns are around the lack of understanding around privacy.
Another fact was that around 32% of teens don't tell their parents what they are doing online, and with 16 - 17 year olds, 56% have admitted to hiding what they are doing online.
The importance of parental software has to be highlighted. KNOWING what your children are doing online is an important part of parenting. Yes we want to trust our children. however, they have a long progression of learning and monitoring / blocking software allows parents to stay on top of their game.