70% would change online behavior if watched
A study by online security company McAfee says teens are not the best at self monitoring when online.
The study entitled, "The Digital Divide: How The Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents," says 70% of teens would change their online behavior if they were watched and 70% also say they have done something to hide their online activity.
Mitch Butler is a co-founder of ImageVision, and says parents need to be aware and active with their child in managing the imagery they have access to online. ImageVision also provides a free app that allows parents to monitor their child's Facebook profile and activity.'
Butler says kids want boundaries, it makes them feel their parents care.
The survey also found almost 50% of parents know their kids passwords and have installed parental controls on household computers. The study also found over 35% of black parents say they don't do any monitoring of their kids online behavior, which is the highest of any group.