Home Filtering

A new survey study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports:

More than half of American families with teenagers use filters to limit access to potentially harmful online content – a 65% increase from the number of those who used filters in 2000.

The study also reports that 81% of parents and 79% of online teens agree that “teens aren’t careful enough when giving out information about themselves online”. Of course, the use of filtering software does nothing to address this.

The report also notes:

It should be noted that other researchers have effectiveness of filters. Some investigators have out objectionable material ­ they “under-block” filters “over-block” content and prohibit internet contain objectionable content. They prevent teens raised important questions about the found that filters do not always screen content. Others have found that some users from accessing sites that do not from viewing innocuous things.

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