Every now and then an issue arises that sparks parents’ interest in what their children are getting up to online.
This can be a news story or something they may have heard from other parents, but the good thing is that they take more control over children’s online activities.
However this may not last, probably due to work and other commitments.
In fact, according to the security firm McAfee, out of those parents who introduce parental control software, around eighty per cent do not turn it on.
Further to this, over half of the parents who took part in the research never change any of their security settings on the parental controls.
In fact they were not even sure at what level is was set.