A study on “Mobile Phone Security and Privacy” found that more than half of respondents were unaware of major security programs used by schools.
Madrid. (Portaltic/EP) – Three quarters of parents are concerned about their children’s safety when they use mobile devices. However, more than half of them don’t know of any security features that the school has implemented on Chromebooks or tablets.
This is reflected by a study called “II Mobile Phone Security and privacy Research”, conducted by IPSOS and commissioned Samsung. It examined the main concerns of Spaniards and how they could be affected by your “smartphone”.
Studies have shown that computer security in children’s schools is a concern for most parents. Although three-quarters of people said they were worried about their children’s safety in this area, more than half were unaware of any major security apps used by the school.
This study highlighted the risks parents consider when using online education via tablets and Chromebooks. Cyberbullying, cyber bullying, inappropriate content access, and loss of reading or writing habits are some of the most prominent issues.
Parents are more concerned about their children’s safety at school than they are about their children’s safety at home. 83% of parents are concerned about the safety and security of the internet at their home.
As in education, nearly half of respondents said that their children didn’t have parental control on their mobile devices (such tablets or computers).
Most use laptop
It was also found that 79% of respondents used the laptop for homework, compared to tablets (71%), and smartphones (64%).
Another important factor in this report is the amount of time children spend in these teams. According to the “II Study on Mobile Phone Security and Privacy”, people younger than 13 years old use these phones for two hours per week. This number increases to 2.67 on weekends.
Teenagers spend an average of 3.25 hours per day connected to their tablet, smartphone, or computer. This is nearly four hours more than they do on weekends. These people are more likely to use their devices for entertainment than educational purposes.
60% of under-13-year-olds use it as entertainment and 40% for training. These two situations are roughly equal among adolescents at 54% and 46% respectively.
Teachers should approve of the use technology
Teachers interviewed believed that technology offers great benefits in education. Quiero’s and Samsung platforms have conducted a survey that found more than 80 percent of teachers believe they can improve student learning.
67% of respondents believe technology can improve their relationships with students and allow them to learn more about themselves, their tastes, and needs.
71% of people also think that these devices can improve teamwork, social skills, and interaction with coworkers or creativity.