Modern parents need to be aware of latest Internet trends

Modern parents have to constantly educate themselves and keep up to date when it comes to the Internet trends. If parents do not know what is popular on the internet, they can have misunderstandings or even conflicts with their children.

According to the recent survey, 24% of Emirati parents do not watch video blogs. They are not sure what is popular among modern kids. However, it is a completely different picture among the kids themselves: 73% of children watch video blogs, including those dedicated to games and toys (68%), music (40%), computer games (38%) and movies (38%).

Video games are one of the most popular pastimes among kids and teenagers – 86% of Emirati children play video games, half of them involving multiple players, where they are able to communicate with other people participating in it. An interesting fact here is that 8% of families have conflicts about their child’s digital life, with 73% of parents claiming that their child spends too much time on the phone or doing nothing useful (40%).

To successfully maintain a friendly relationship with your children and be aware of which things they dedicate their free time to, Kaspersky recommends following these steps:

• Educate yourself. Read more on the topic of the Internet trends, challenges, video games and new technologies – not only will it better your conversations with children but also keep you informed.

• Communicate with your child, ask them about their digital hobbies and problems, help if it is needed.

• Install a reliable security solution such as Kaspersky Safe Kids to know about the interests of your child in the digital world.