90% of parents believe they are responsible for ensuring online safety for their children

90% of parents or legal guardians of children ages 8-18 believe they should bear a lot of responsibility for ensuring children have safe online experiences, although only 34% see themselves as “very knowledgeable” about how to educate their children to use the Internet safely and responsibly. 71% of parents also think a major portion of the responsibility for ensuring children’s safety on the Internet falls to schools. 94% of parents have taken some steps to ensure their children’s safe and responsible use of the Internet, including talking to them about how to use the Internet (88%), monitoring online activities (82%), confining home Internet use to the living room or other open spaces (75%), setting time limits on their use of the Internet (74%), and installing software to limit or block their child’s online activities (55%), Harris Interactive reports.