Parents and Internet Blocking

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Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests.

In this survey of 2000 UK parents up to

  • 63% said confiscating smartphones and tablets were futile.
  • 70% feared social media could distract children from their work.
  • 56% felt using parental web filters could damage their relationship with their children.

Many parents said they wanted their children to develop the self-discipline to control their own internet use.

The internet and the fear of what our children can be exposed to is a real challenge to many parents.

What works for you? Which category in the survey’s results above can you relate to?

#Internet #SocialMedia #Homework #Teenagers #Survey

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29550335

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