The Southland Times 3 June 09
New Zealand adults are responsible parents when it comes to keeping tabs on their children on the internet but are addicted to texting, a new survey shows. Internet security firm Symantec’s Online Living Report looked at the online habits of adults and children in 12 countries, and an additional report was done on New Zealand. It showed 78 per cent of New Zealand parents surveyed had spoken to their child or children about safe online habits. Fifty per cent of parents had also set parental controls on their family computer, well above the global average of 33 per cent. Symantec consumer business unit for Asia, Pacific and Japan vice-president David Freer said the survey showed signs of positive progress between parents, kids and online safety.