Biggest online threats to children according to parent internet users worldwide as of June 2015

Internet threats to children 2015 This statistic shows the biggest online threats to children according to parent internet users worldwide as of June 2015. During the survey period, 41 percent of respondents were concerned about their children communicating with dangerous strangers.
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Share of respondents
Seeing inappropriate/explicit content online45%
Communicating with dangerous strangers41%
Sharing too much personal information about themselves online40%
Becoming addicted to the internet/spending too much time online38%
Encountering malicious software/viruses37%
Becoming a victim of cyber-bullying36%
Using the internet to meet undesirable/dangerous people offline36%
Careless use of a computer resulting in personal/other data loss for me27%
Incurring unexpected bills through app stores/social networks25%
Share of respondents
Seeing inappropriate/explicit content online45%
Communicating with dangerous strangers41%
Sharing too much personal information about themselves online40%
Becoming addicted to the internet/spending too much time online38%
Encountering malicious software/viruses37%
Becoming a victim of cyber-bullying36%
Using the internet to meet undesirable/dangerous people offline36%
Careless use of a computer resulting in personal/other data loss for me27%
Incurring unexpected bills through app stores/social networks25%

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This statistic shows the biggest online threats to children according to parent internet users worldwide as of June 2015. During the survey period, 41 percent of respondents were concerned about their children communicating with dangerous strangers.
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Release date
August 2015
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
June 2015
Number of respondents
12,355 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey

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