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New survey shows parents know little about what their children do online

News | 07/25/2001 4:00 am EDT

Canadian parents may think they know what their children are doing online, but it’s not a view shared by their kids, according to a groundbreaking new survey released by the Media Awareness Network. The study of 5,682 Canadian students, aged nine to 17 years, found that children believe their web surfing goes unmonitored. They also believe they know a lot more about the Internet than their parents do.

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