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The Internet and the Family 2000

Free Gift Could Entice Children Into Revealing Personal Family Information:
Online Boys More Likely Than Girls, and Older Kids More Likely than Younger Kids, to Say it is OK to Divulge Information

According to this latest report, the majority of parents who have home web access look favorably upon the internet – 89 percent believe access to the internet helps children with their schoolwork and 85 percent believe children discover fascinating, useful things they have never heard of before on the internet. But parents still have fears about their children’s use of the internet – almost three out of four parents (74 percent) are concerned their children give out personal information on the net.