Most important online safety topics according online teens and parents in the United States as of June 2016

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Parents of online teensOnline teens
Preventing identity theft50%55%
Keeping my devices secure48%41%
How to identify fake emails, social posts, and texts37%39%
How to determine if a website is secure36%35%
How to report serious problems I encounter online35%25%
How young people are lured, groomed, or recruited online34%27%
How to manage my privacy online33%32%
Dealing with a bully33%30%
Blocking people31%30%
Risks of sexting31%30%
Adjusting settings on social networks29%21%
How to begin a conversation with (kids/my parents) about staying safe online16%17%

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This statistic provides information about the most important online safety topics according to online teens and parents in the United States as of June 2016. During the survey period, 55 percent of online teens and 50 percent of parents of online teens were interested in information regarding the prevention of online identity theft.
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Release date
August 2016
United States
Survey time period
June 7 to 10, 2016
Number of respondents
n=804 online teens; n=810 parents on online teenagers
Age group
13 to 17 years
Method of interview
Online panel

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