Children’s Study

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education, in partnership with (ISC)2 and Booz Allen Hamilton, contracted Shugoll Research to conduct research with US children in 4th to 8th grades, and their parents, to better understand children’s Internet usage behavior and the extent to which they engage in age inappropriate, or even dangerous, behavior while using the Internet.  Specific research objectives were to:

  • Assess children’s use of the internet other than for homework/schoolwork
  • Identify the types of electronic devices children have access to and use of
  • Determine where children use the internet without adult supervision
  • Determine if children have been taught to use the internet safely
  • Determine if children have used the internet in ways that parents would not approve
  • Assess the types of websites/apps that children visit and their activity on those sites/apps
  • Determine children’s online and offline interactions with strangers

Below you will find both an executive summary of the main findings and the detailed version of the complete findings.

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