Reasons for U.S. parents not to monitor their child's online usage 2015

Which one or two of these reasons best describes why you have not used a parental control tool, program, or app to assist you in limiting or monitoring you child's internet usage?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 17, 2015
Reasons for U.S. parents not to monitor their child's online usage 2015 This statistic illustrates the most common reasons for parents in the United States not to monitor their children's online usage. During the October 2015 survey, 41 percent did not use parental control tools or programs because they trusted their child to be safe and act appropriately online.
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Which one or two of these reasons best describes why you have not used a parental control tool, program, or app to assist you in limiting or monitoring you child's internet usage?

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All parentsParents less/not confident about managing their child's technology use
Not necessary because I trust my child to be safe and act appropriately online41%34%
Not necessary because I have rules and limits in place with my child regarding internet use39%28%
I am not sure how to use them18%32%
I respect my child's privacy17%15%
I have doubts about their effectiveness12%10%
My child will just get around whatever controls I set11%22%
I am concerned about their cost9%11%
I did not know these existed8%10%
All parentsParents less/not confident about managing their child's technology use
Not necessary because I trust my child to be safe and act appropriately online41%34%
Not necessary because I have rules and limits in place with my child regarding internet use39%28%
I am not sure how to use them18%32%
I respect my child's privacy17%15%
I have doubts about their effectiveness12%10%
My child will just get around whatever controls I set11%22%
I am concerned about their cost9%11%
I did not know these existed8%10%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 17, 2015
This statistic illustrates the most common reasons for parents in the United States not to monitor their children's online usage. During the October 2015 survey, 41 percent did not use parental control tools or programs because they trusted their child to be safe and act appropriately online.
Show more
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