A new study of parents with children who use the Internet finds that 71% had at least one incident involving inappropriate content in the last year. But with most saying the web helps their children in school, and only 30% citing problems with overuse, parents are stepping up monitoring efforts instead of keeping their kids away, Reuters reports.
Most parents screen websites, use blocking software, and talk about online safety. "The poll confirms that parents continue to have issues" a researcher says, "but those issues aren't scaring them from letting their kids go online." The poll's release comes just after New York's Attorney General subpoenaed Facebook for not protecting users against sexual predators.