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Filters and beyond – facts and figures

  • 31% of parents of children whose phone can be used to go online have put filters in place. [1]
  • One in five 12-15 year-olds know how to disable online filters.
  • Half of all parents think their child knows more about the internet than they do.
  • Half of children aged 12-15 use the internet on their own most of the time.
  • One in five 12-15 year-olds say they have seen something in the past year that is worrying, nasty or offensive.
  • One in five internet users aged 12 to 15 deleted the record of the websites they had visited.
  • More than two in five parents say they talk to their child at least monthly about the websites they have visited.


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