Friday, December 26, 2008

Irish parents are among the most protective in the EU when it comes to their children using the Internet, a survey has revealed

The Europe-wide study found they are least likely to allow their youngsters to give out personal information online, talk to strangers, visit chatrooms or use email or instant messaging. They are also more inclined to limit the amount of time their kids spend online and to have rules stopping them from setting up a profile on a community. Martin Territt, director of the European Commission Representation in Ireland, said it was good that Irish parents are wary of the dangers posed by the Internet. He said: "One of the most positive findings of this survey is that Irish parents are amongst the most likely in the EU to talk to their children about what they do online. With eight out of 10 Irish children regularly using the Internet, they need to be aware of potential dangers."

2 Comments:

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

This article doesn't really surprise me. Having traveled far and wide through Europe, I really love the way Irish parents talk to their children. Of course I can't speak for all Irish families but the ones I have had the pleasure to know really listen to their kids. I am curious to know if other travelers have had the same impression of Irish parents?

 
At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pity the Irish parents didn't show the same concern when sending their kids to be molested by priests.

 

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