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Are They Really Being Used?

A friend sent me a general email query wondering if I thought parents use filtering software at home. And in all honesty, I've never had a parent tell me that they actually use the filters.  That's not to say that they don't. But it's certainly worth sending a questionnaire home on. I know parents love filling these out; so I am sure they won't mind. 

"The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a study finding that families with teens (aged 12 to 17) have dramatically increased their use of internet filters or monitoring software — up 65 percent — from 7 million by the end of 2000 to nearly 12 million today." (via iMedia Connections Carmen Altimirano)

So this study about the findings totally negates my assumption, which is that parents are not using filters at home. Unless, of course, they keep this piece of information private for a reason.

-Amy Bowllan   (hat tip CHsu)


  1. Thanks for this Jen!