138: When Do Parents Think Their Child is Ready to Use the Internet Independently? Parenting for a Digital Future: Survey Report 2

Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Kjartan Ólafsson (University of Akureyri) (February, 2019)

An overview of the results of a study exploring the age at which parents think their children need to ask for consent, and the age at which children can manage their own data privacy. This is related to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018. A nationally representative survey was carried out of 2,032 parents of children aged 0-17. Participants were recruited via an online panel, supplemented with a sample of low or non-internet users interviewed in-person. Participants were representative by region across the UK, representative by ethnic background, socio-economic status (SES), gender, and inclusion of parents with low or no internet use. The data were collected in 2017.