70% Teens Hide Online Behavior From Parents

Seventy percent of teens “hide their online behavior” from parents, according to a report, which was released Monday. The news comes from a 2,017-person survey funded by the online security software maker McAfee, which is pushing a product that helps parents monitor their kids online.

These hidden behaviors include some things you might expect — such as accessing violent (43%) or pornographic (32%) content online — but also a few surprises. Fifteen percent of teens have hacked into social networks; 9% have hacked into e-mail accounts; 12% have met face to face with a person he or she met on the Internet; and 16% of teens surveyed said they had used their phones to cheat on tests at school.

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