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  • According to a 2019 study by¬†Pew Research Center, 52% of parents use parental controls to restrict access to certain sites. (How Parents Feel About --and Manage--their Teens Online Behavior and Screen Time, Pew Research Center, 2019).
  • 71% of teens have admitted to hiding what they do online from their parents (this includes clearing browser history, minimizing a browser when in view, deleting inappropriate videos, lying about behavior, using a phone instead of a computer. Jamie Le, “The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents,” McAfee.com. June 2012. http://www. mcafee.com/us/resources/misc/digital-divide-study.pdf accessed Dec. 29, 2015).