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Microsoft: Teenagers think parents share too much information online

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According to statistics, 42% of adolescents from 25 countries said they had opinions about their parents'behavior of publishing their information on social media platforms. Among them, 11% thought it was a big problem; 14% thought it was a moderate problem; and 17% thought it was a minor problem. In addition, 66% of adolescents said they had been victims of at least one kind of network risk at some time, while the same proportion of adolescents worried that similar negative network experiences would happen to them again.

These findings come fromMicrosoftThe latest research on digital civilization--encouraging all people to engage in a safer, healthier, and more polite, online interaction. In a study called Mobility, Safety and Direction Online-2019, Microsoft conducted a survey of 21 different network risks for adults aged 13-17 and adults aged 18-74. Similar surveys have been conducted in 2016 and 2018. This year, a total of 12,520 people participated in the survey. The full results of the survey will be announced on February 11, next year, the International Internet Security Day.

What is the relationship between "sharing" and network risk?

While microsoft's research does not explore any direct link between parents'online behavior and the potential risks to young people, academic researchers and financial experts have warned that such sharing can potentially threaten children's online privacy and safety.

Sharing or not sharing is a family decision, but parents should exercise discretion when choosing to share, rather than unintentionally revealing too much about the child's real full name, age, date of birth, family address, favorite sports team, pet's name and photo, etc. On the one hand, these fragments of personal identity information may be abused in social networking projects, making children and other adolescents the target of network fraud or identity theft, and even in some extreme cases may lead to network abduction.

So whether online or offline," careful sharing "should be a rule for everyone to remember.

Teenagers continue to seek help from their parents

In 2019, teenagers continued to turn to their parents and other trusted adults for help on the Internet, consistent with last year's survey. Nearly half (48 percent) of the teenagers surveyed this year said they had reflected their concerns about online activity to their parents. This is another 6 percentage points higher than in 2018. Just two years ago, less than 10 percent of teenagers said they had sought online risk help from adults.

In addition, when asked about the best example of cyber civilization and respect behavior, adolescents overwhelmingly pointed to their parents (80%), followed by teachers (49%), and other adults, athletes and celebrities were 22%, 17% and 15%, respectively.

In this regard, Microsoft encourages adults to become familiar with and participate appropriately in young people's online activities, to accept and discuss their online life openly, to listen to and pause for judgement when young people come into contact with online problems, and to agree on any action plan together.

Three new countries have joined the study in 2019

According to Microsoft, three new countries joined in this year's research: Indonesia, the Netherlands and Poland. Countries already on the list include Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

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