Consumers demand more internet safety


December 8, 2008

A recent survey of two thousand internet users, by Mott MacDonald Schema on behalf of YouGov, has found some surprising, yet at the same time conflicting, ideas when it comes to who is responsible for the security and safety of children online.

Most of the people around, ninety per cent, thought that it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure the safety of children while they surf.

However, at the same time sixty four per cent also believed that it is the internet service provider’s responsibility for the content available online.

This research has also found that that many users of the internet believed that more government and industry regulation would be a good thing to improve the safety of the internet, yet if the ISPs introduced a policy where users had to reveal their age and other personal data they would be unwilling to do so.






 

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  1. Luke says:

    I believe ISPs and governments can do a better job weeding out illegal content online for sure, such as child pornography.

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