Voices of Concern: What We Heard on Child Online Safety

According to OpenMedia, the organization recently conducted a survey to gather feedback from parents, caregivers, and educators on child online safety. The results revealed key areas of concern regarding online safety for children, including:

  • Cyberbullying and harassment
  • Exposure to violent, explicit, or inappropriate content
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Grooming and sexual exploitation
  • Addiction to technology

Parents and caregivers expressed the need for more resources and education to address these issues, including better tools for monitoring and filtering content, as well as more support for mental health and addiction. Educators also highlighted the importance of digital literacy and teaching students how to navigate the online world safely.

The report suggests that policymakers and technology companies must prioritize child online safety by implementing stronger regulations, increasing transparency around data collection, and creating more user-friendly tools to protect children online. Overall, the survey highlights the urgent need to address the growing risks and challenges associated with children’s use of digital technology.

Source : What we heard from YOU on child online safety