ESET has looked deeper into what parents in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia regard as the appropriate age for digital activities.
Online surveys by ESET show that a majority of parents in Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States are not at all happy about their children going digital too early.
A Minnesota family was the victim of a hacked nanny cam last week, as they learnt that the monitor they used to check on their baby was being watched and controlled by strangers overseas.
It seems like every few days there is a new story involving teenaged girls being tricked or blackmailed into sending compromising pictures of themselves to their tormenters. For the last few years, the FBI has been warning that this crime – “Sextortion” – is on the rise.
Children indulge in highly risky behavior online – with nearly one in five 9-11 year olds having physically met strangers they encountered online. Others use false identities – with some under-10s pretending to be 25.