Parents seem to have a love-hate relationship with parental-control software. “Four out of five parents that use parental control software don’t turn it on, despite being concerned about their children’s online safety,” NetworkWorld.com reports, citing a survey by McAfee computer security company. In other highlights, 52% of parents “admitted they never changed the security settings on their parental controls software”; nearly two-thirds haven’t talked about “online security” with their kids; just under half say they monitor kids’ online activities but 30% said they leave the kids alone in their rooms when using the Net, and 26% of all 5-to-7-year-olds have a computer in their rooms.
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