Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Survey: Parents Look to Teachers for Internet Safety Training

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Survey: Parents Look to Teachers for Internet Safety Training

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Who's responsible for making sure students get an education in online safety? According to four out of five teachers, parents are relying on the schools too much in this regard. A recent survey by security company AVG of 1,800 teachers around the world also found that 38 percent of teachers said they believe parents don't know enough about online safety to be able to teach their own kids.

Two-thirds of respondents said that schools should provide better training on using the Internet as an educational tool; only 28 percent reported that they've had formal training. Seventy-seven percent added that Internet safety should show up in the syllabus.

Those numbers are fairly consistent with findings among American teachers specifically. Seventy-five percent said they feel that parents are too dependent on teachers to teach Internet safety; 39 percent said they believe that parents lack an understanding about the subject; 68 percent said they think schools should do a better job of training on Internet use; and 70 percent suggested that internet safety be part of the school syllabus. …

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