Parents unable to warn about online risks

SIXTY SEVEN per cent of Malaga parents fear they lack the necessary information and knowledge to warn their children about the risks lurking online.

This is one of the conclusions drawn by a report called ‘Family: Use and Safety in New Technologies’, commissioned by the Malaga Provincial Council and written by Fundacion Alia2.

The study showed that 25 per cent of parents offered no guidance to their children as to the use of new technologies and that 54 per cent of them only did so for less than an hour, said Education and Youth Representative Jacobo Florido.

Moreover, 71 per cent admitted to not having any sort of parental control software installed in the computers their children used to navigate online.

The report showed that parents and tutors must make a greater effort to supervise the use their children make of new technologies, said Florido.

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