New research released today by InternetNZ shows that 92% of New Zealanders are concerned about young children accessing inappropriate content on the Internet.
InternetNZ commissioned market research company Colmar Brunton to conduct research on Kiwis' thoughts and attitudes to the Internet, including our hopes and fears of it.
InternetNZ Outreach and Engagement Director Andrew Cushen says this is a reminder for families to talk with each other about the different types of content found online, and to talk about what to do if they come across any upsetting content. We need to ensure that people of all ages feel safe on the Internet.
The research shows safety and trust online is a key theme, topping New Zealanders’ lists of concerns.
“94% of people are concerned about the security of personal data but many are not taking appropriate steps to protect themselves online,” says Cushen.