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Online safety research and AI use

Last updated by on Wednesday, March 13, 2024


The UK Safer Internet Centre has published new research on online safety examining the experiences and opinions of children and their parents/carers. Findings from a survey of 2,008 parents and their children aged 8-17 include:


  • 74% of parents and carers are worried about the fast-changing online world as posing safety risks to their child
  • 60% of 8-17-year-olds who say they have used generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) believe it has online safety risks
  • 48% of 8-17s think changing technology is making it harder for them to control who can access information about them online.