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Angela
12-02-16, 20:06
This is no surprise to me. The lack of supervision of pre-teen and teen children overall is just appalling. If anyone needs a cause for the precipitous decline in the behavior of children in western society, here is one important one.

See:
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-percent-parents-children-online.html

" While Irish parents perceive themselves to be vigilant in monitoring computer and (http://phys.org/news/2016-02-percent-parents-children-online.html)internet usage (http://phys.org/tags/internet+usage/), there is an over-reliance on their children (http://phys.org/tags/children/) giving them accurate accounts of their online activity – especially on social media (http://phys.org/tags/social+media/), where only 18% of parents supervise activity. And while many children may show honesty in this area, there is also a well-established "digital deceit" pattern in pre-teen and teen dealings with their parents that can leave them vulnerable online, especially to cyberbullying."

Can people really survive being this naive?

To be fair, some of this is just internet cluelessness on the part of the parents. However, they'd better get up to speed.