Children access indecent materials online: survey

PRETEENS:Young Web users employ weak passwords and play games inappropriate for their age groups, a survey by Google Taiwan and a foundation uncovered

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 09, 2015
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

A survey released yesterday found that 34 percent of children aged 11 and 12 were exposed to pornography and violent imagery while using computers, communication devices or consumer electronic products.

The survey results, jointly unveiled by Google Taiwan and the Child Welfare League Foundation, also found that 12.2 percent of respondents seek content inappropriate for their age group while using such devices.

Boys were more likely to report seeking inappropriate content than girls, at a ratio of 1.85 to 1.

The foundation said the survey was conducted between Dec. 22 last year and Jan. 20 among fifth and sixth-grade students at elementary schools. A total of 1,440 valid questionnaires were collected, with 50.1 percent of respondents being boys.

The results have a sampling margin of error of 3 percent.

The survey found that 57.4 percent of respondents have their own computers, including tablets, laptops or desktop computers, and 47.9 percent have smartphones.     [FULL  STORY]

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