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NEWS / ONLINE SAFETY: Protecting Children Online

Friday, 25 November 2011

Whether it is identity theft, online tracking, or profiling, the Internet can be an open door to a child's personal information. A Wall Street Journal investigation into online privacy last year found that popular children's websites install more tracking technologies on personal computers than do the top websites aimed at adults. 

According to recent research by Consumer Reports, one million children were harassed, threatened, or subjected to other forms of cyberbullying on Facebook in the past year -- and that's just one social media site. Furthermore, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says 8 percent of the ID theft complaints in 2010 involved children.

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