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Kids Want More Monitoring On The Web

A report issued by Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) has claimed that children want to be monitored online in order to feel safe while they surf the internet.

In a report titled “Future care: Children’s advice on future care standards” Ofsted has purported that children wish to feel safe while they are online and have even requested for adult supervision.

In a statement Dr Roger Morgan, who was instrumental in publishing the report said that "The message here is simple, children are taking their internet safety seriously, but many clearly don’t feel confident that they can protect themselves on their own."

The report was based on the opinions expressed by 686 young people whose age profile ranged from small kids of about four years to youngsters up to 20 years of age.

Interestingly nearly half of those who took part in the study wanted adult supervision while they were surfing the web while nearly one fourth of the participants expressed the need for children to be taught about safety measures to be taken while online.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.