Global: Research – Internet Safety during Covid-19

November 1, 2020

Global: Research – Internet Safety during Covid-19

Kaspersky: How we build our digital comfort zones

Kaspersky have released a survey which identifies the importance of internet safety and security and how attitudes have changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The survey determined that people are spending at least 2 more hours per day online.  The report suggests that people should have a digital comfort zone when using technology at home.  This is a result of self-isolation and the increased use of the internet to enable us to work and learn from home. 

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Of parents are more lenient about how much time children spend online.

Key Findings

61% of millennials are worried about security when using online dating apps.

36% of millennials are aware they should increase their privacy.

33% parents are more lenient about how much time children spend online.

52% of families trust their children when it comes to online safety.

42% of the survey respondents consider safety and security to be important for feeling comfortable when using the internet.

Methodology

The research study involving over 10,000 participants was undertaken by Sapio, a research agency operating in the following countries:

 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, DACH, France, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK and the US

Kaspersky is a global leader in cybersecurity and services.  It supports homes and businesses.  You can learn more about Kaspersky here: https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/about

“ With so many connected devices, increased time spent online, and having to digitize activities we didn’t think we’d ever need to – from after-work drinks to an entire wedding – it is important to feel safe while using the various technologies which support us. Through this study, we hope to better understand how the year 2020 has impacted our online behavior, and provide practical advice for improving people’s digital security. ” Andrew Winton, Vice President, Marketing, Kaspersky.