HiMama report finds parents becoming more concerned about their children's online presence

HiMama released today their inaugural report, Parents in a Digital Age 2015, about parents' feelings, attitudes and behaviours on how their children's information is shared online.

A 2014 survey of parents in the United States and Canada revealed that nearly 70% of parents were concerned about digital security and privacy for their children and that parents' outlook on their children's online presence had worsened from the prior year.

The survey found that while over three quarters of parents were posting photos of their children on social networks, over half were unaware that Facebook owned the digital rights to photos on their site.

Parents also revealed that they would like more information from schools and childcare programs. However, despite parents' preference for secure and private sharing from these institutions, less than one in five parents were receiving information through private password protected sites.

"Our research has shown that parents want as much information as possible about their child's day. However, parents were clear that they do not want their children's schools and childcare programs posting photos on social networks, public websites and blogs due to legitimate security and privacy concerns," commented Ron Spreeuwenberg, CEO of HiMama.

HiMama hopes the report will help stakeholders make more well-informed decisions to ensure security and privacy of children's information online while taking advantage of the many benefits that our digital age has to offer.

About Hi Mama Inc.
HiMama (www.himama.com) is a leading provider of documentation and communication solutions to the child care sector. HiMama enables leading child care and early learning programs to build stronger relationships with their families and streamline operations.

SOURCE Hi Mama Inc.

PDF available at: stream1.newswire.ca/media/2015/03/11/20150311_C8688_PDF_EN_12988.pdf

For further information: Ron Spreeuwenberg, 1-416-574-0353, info@himama.com


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