If you’re a Malaysian parent of a child aged 15 to 24, chances are you have a digital native living in your home. Digital natives are defined as young individuals between the ages of 15 and 24, with at least five years of active Internet use.
As Malaysia journeys deeper into the digital age, it remains our responsibility to ensure that kids stay safe online, and that their online experience is an enriching and positive one every step of the way into adulthood. As with all powerful tools, we must ensure that our kids are taught to use the Internet safely and responsibly, without endangering themselves or others.
If you’re a parent, caretaker or you spend time with kids who are near and dear to you, here are a few interesting key facts you need to be aware of:
83% of schoolkids are vulnerable to online risks due to minimal protective actions taken.
70% are not concerned with the invasion of privacy or anonymity of the person they interact with.
64% feel that sending improper SMS-es, posting inappropriate photos, and pretending to be someone else are not cyberbullying.
*Statistics are according to the largest national survey on cybersafety among schoolchildren in Malaysia in 2014.
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You can start today by asking your kid(s) these crucial questions: