And the results?Methodology
Between Feb. 2, 2009 and Dec. 4, 2009, Norton tracked a total of 14.6 million searches that were submitted by users of their OnlineFamily.Norton service. The list of search terms was ranked from those submitted most frequently to those submitted the least. quoted from article Here
When you read the same study, but breaking down the searchers by age, found here, it is shocking to see that even for those under seven years old, the 4th most popular search term was "porn."Girls vs. Boys (under 18)
While YouTube, Google, and Facebook showed up in the top three of both boys' and girls' search terms, boys' #4 search term was "sex" while girls' #4 was Taylor Swift. However, girls were still interested in the term "sex," coming in at #5 on their list. Quoted again from Here.
We know the sites of Youtube, Google and facebook, apparently three of the most sought after online activities for children, are largely un-moderated and may contain many inappropriate things and dangerous people. The so-called "family filters" can be turned off with a few keystrokes and the history can be easily wiped clean, leaving no trace of where a youth has browsed. You can lock your computer, but the friends house is just a five minute walk....
So, there lies the challenge. No parent can say "but my kids won't." Do we fully know the dangers of technology?