Awareness of IT security measures among internet users in the UK 2015, by user type

This statistic illustrates the findings of a survey on the awareness of IT security measures and safety features among internet users in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by length of internet usage. In 2015, 38 percent of newer internet users reported awareness of anti-spyware safety features.

Before today, which, if any, of the following online security measures or safety features had you heard of?*

Length of internet usage< 5 years5+ years
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Source

Release date

April 2016

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

September to October 2015

Number of respondents

1,330**

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adults who go online at home

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was: "Before today, which, if any, of the following online security measures or safety features had you heard of? And which if any, of those measures or features do you have or use on any of the devices you use to go online at home?"
** n (started using the internet under 5 years ago) = 175; n (started using the internet 5+ years ago) = 1,155.

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