Steps taken by parents worldwide to protect children's online identity 2018

This statistic shows the steps taken by parents of minors around the world to protect their children's identity online. During the October 2018 survey period, 51 percent of responding parents stated that they limited their children's access to certain websites and apps in order to protect their identity.

Steps taken by parents of minors worldwide to protect their children's identity online as of October 2018

Percentage of respondents
Limit their access to certain websites and apps51%
Limit the amount of information I post about them on social media49%
Limit the amount of information they can post on social media45%
Review and approve all the apps they download43%
Don't provide their social security number (or equivalent) [not shown in Taiwan, Japan, or Mexico]37%
Check to see if a credit rating was established using their name22%
Have identity theft protection for them [US only]22%
Freeze their credit report [not shown in Brazil or Germany]12%
Other5%
Nothing12%
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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

October 9 to 30, 2018

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

parents of minors

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Total survey n = 16,000, the source does not provide information regarding the number of responding parents.

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