According to a study many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their kids on tablets and smart phones. Almost one in five children supposed they had seen something on their devices that had upset them, twice the number parents had thought. A separate study found that just over 20% of parents do not monitor what their children are doing online.
The study was commissioned as part of Safer Internet Day. While 90% of the parents surveyed said they had spoken to their children about staying safe online when using a tablet or a Smartphone, most said they allowed their children to use them unsupervised. Without using controls such as built-in security, safety and privacy features and search engine filters, children will almost surely run into something that really isn't suitable for their age, or any age.