Research by Internet security company ESET, which has been reported on by Female First, shows children are missing out on e-Safety training. This has been found to be partly because parents lack confidence, feeling their children know more than they do.
The report shows that there is quite a difference between what children are actually doing on-line and what parents think they are doing. Four in ten children were found to delete their browsing history, to prevent parents seeing what websites they had been using, and 50% of children had lied about their age to access a website.
The Technical Director of ESET says parents are nervous and feel ill prepared to teach their children about on-line safety.
The new Parents e-Safety course, launched this month by the ChildProtectionCompany.com, is designed to help parents understand how to help their children manage the risks of using the internet. Click here for more details