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UK leads Europe in parental control use
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Published on 13-01-11

More than half of British parents use software programs to block children access to certain websites according to a EUKIdsOnline survey. With an estimated 54% of parents using parental control software the UK is top of the list.

Another study released today by the European Commission found that 84% of software programs manage to block access to certain websites, but they sometimes fail to filter web 2.0 content such as blogs and other social networking sites.

    UK leads Europe in parental control use

    At a time when more than 1 child out of 4 in Europe goes online via mobile phones and game consoles, the review noted that only few products on the market filter their web content. The survey analysed 26 parental control tools for PCs, 3 for games consoles and 2 for mobile phones.

    A database where parents can search for the parental control tool most suitable to their needs is available at www.yprt.eu/sip. Under the Safer Internet Programme of the EU, the Commission will continue to review parental control software and monitor progress every 6 months until the end of 2012.

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