More than 70% of parents are proactively trying to monitor and track their kids’ online activities in order to try and protect them from cyber bullying, paedophiles and giving away personal information that could put them at risk.
In a survey of 264 UK parents, yasni.co.uk discovered that, out of those parents who said they did monitor their child’s online activity, 56% said that they did so because they were worried that the publicly available information their children had written about themselves on social networking sites could lead to their full name, contact details and address being readily available and leaving them vulnerable to identity theft.
14% of parents track and monitor their child’s activity because they have concerns about their safety, in terms of meeting undesirable people on the web, 13% said they monitored usage and what is being written to ensure their child was not a victim of the growing trend of cyber bullying and 11% of parents did so to check for any personal information their child had written that could give them an insight into their state of happiness or well-being.
Speaking about the rising trend of parents monitoring their children’s online activity Steffen Ruehl, CEO and Co-founder of yasni.co.uk said, “There is no doubt that there is a huge increase in parents monitoring their children’s online activity in the UK as parents become increasingly wary of the information their kids are putting on the web.”
Yasni offers an email alert system, sending users a regular automated update for a name of their choice, and empowering parents to follow their children’s online activity and receive any new information without having to continuously search for their child’s name.