3 out of 4 parents are concerned about the safety of their children when using mobile devices

Three out of four parents are concerned about the safety of their children when using mobile devices, despite the fact that more than a half does not know any of the main security apps that are implemented in schools on tablets or Chromebook computers.

This is reflected in a study carried out by IPSOS and commissioned by Samsung and entitled ‘II Study on Security and Privacy around mobile telephony’, in which the main concerns of Spaniards and the risks to which they are exposed are investigated the privacy and security of your ‘smartphones’.

Computer security in schools for children is an issue that worries most parents, according to the study. Yes OK three out of four say they feel concern For the safety of their children in this area, more than half do not know any of the main security applications used in schools.

In this sense, the study also mentions the risks that parents consider that online education brings, through tablets and Chromebooks. Among the most cited problems, ‘cyberbullying’ stands out, cyberbullying, access to inappropriate content or the loss of habits such as reading or writing.

Despite the high concern that parents show for the safety of their children at school, more parents fear for the protection of their children at home. 83 percent of parents are concerned about cybersecurity at home.

However, as in the educational field, almost half of them recognize that do not have any type of parental control installed on mobile devices, such as tablets or computers, that your children use.


The study also concludes that the laptop is the most used device at home to do homework: 79 percent use it, ahead of tablets (71%) or ‘smartphones’ (64%).

Another factor that has been analyzed in this report refers to the time that the little ones spend on these teams. Thus, in ‘II Study on Security and Privacy around mobile telephony’ it is detailed that children under 13 years of age use these devices for an average of two hours daily on weekdays, increasing to 2.67 on weekends.

This time increases significantly in the teenagers, who connect to their ‘smartphones’, tablets or computers an average of 3.25 hours a day and almost four hours during the weekend. In this group, there are more they use them for recreational purposes than for educational purposes.

In the case of those under 13 years of age, 60 percent employ it for your entertainment and 40 percent at the educational level, while in adolescents the percentage is similar in both cases, 54 percent and 46 percent respectively.


Most of the teachers surveyed consider that technology has great advantages in education. Thus, more than 80 percent of teachers believe that they can facilitate student learning, according to a study carried out by the Quiero and Samsung platform.

67 percent of them consider that technology can help to relate better with the student and learn more about your personality, your tastes or your needs.

Meanwhile, 71 percent estimate that these devices promote teamwork and social skills, such as interaction with colleagues or creativity.

By Editor

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