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Sat November 24, 2012
Poll shows parents want more online protections for children
A new University of Michigan survey finds most parents want stronger online protections for children under 13.
The poll shows two-thirds of parents say a federal law that protects children's privacy online should be expanded to include handheld devices.
“The hope is that this update of the federal rules can be combined with continuing or maybe even enhanced parent vigilance around what their kids are seeing and where their kids are going on the internet,” says Matt Davis, the director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
Davis concedes emerging technologies make it more difficult for parents to keep track of their kids’ online searches.
The poll found nearly a third of parents allow their children, between the ages of 9 and 12, to use handheld Wi-Fi devices unsupervised.