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We know what your kids did this summer

For many kids and teenagers, summer is all about ditching school books in favor of hobbies and fun. Every year we release a report on children’s interests, as reflected in their online activity. This summer, we investigated what they prefer in their free time.

Netkids

Children today are completely at home in the digital space. They use digital diaries and textbooks at school, communicate via instant messaging, play games on mobile devices (not to mention PCs and consoles), and create mini masterpieces on tablets and laptops. This total immersion in the digital universe is a concern for many parents, but if they want their child to spend time online safely and usefully, they must not only understand the basic concepts of digital security and have a grasp of the threats, but also be able to explain them to their kid.

What Interests Children Online

In order to recognize relevant threats, our products collect anonymous statistics about potentially dangerous content that a child encounters. As part of this report, we analyze the collected data in our quest for the answer to the question of what interests the current generation of children online.

Small users in a big network

In this article, we analyze statistics for visits by children to websites belonging to categories of undesirable content, as defined in the Parental Control module. These statistics allow us to estimate which categories of undesirable websites children visit most often.

Threats to Children Online: The Danger is Real

Children today are often far more active Internet users than their parents. Is it safe enough for children to use without fear of facing inappropriate content? To find out we decided to investigate potential online threats to children.

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