With online access virtually ubiquitous on computers, smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, almost all children under 12 are now internet users. As these children spend more and more time
online—a trend that has only accelerated since the COVID-19 pandemic began—the cyber risks they face, such as online bullying, inappropriate content, and digital addiction, are worsening.
Exhibit 1 – What We Learned from Our Survey
Exhibit 2 – Most Children Are Spending Large Amounts of Time Online
Exhibit 3 – Not Enough Children Feel Safe Online, and Threats Are Abundant
Exhibit 4 – Parental Response to Online Threats Varies by Region
Exhibit 5 – Protecting Children in Cyberspace Requires an Ecosystem of Engaged Stakeholders