A report from online security firm McAfee in Australia has shed light on how well children are at hiding their internet activity to parents and adults. Reported in The Age (Australia), 17% of respondents claimed that their parents were unaware of internet activities – the children in the survey were aged 8-17.
The report revealed that the most common way of hiding internet activity were by using incognito mode in browsers, clearing the internet history, and creating false social media account, which make tracing back more difficult.
It is not clear from the report as whether any of the responses were in relation to mobile data and activity, as this is now becoming a primary way of accessing and generating information online – if this is the case, then the 17% figure quoted sounds very low!
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