Parents must take an interest in where their children spend their time on the internet, according to Richard Harris, director of education and training at 7Safe.
Indeed, Mr Harris called on parents to become involved in the process.
"The trouble is, a lot of parents I have spoken to, they want to do the best for their children but the problem they have from day one is the children tend to understand the technology more than their parents do," he commented.
"So it means that parents trying to impose strict controls, [aren't] always effective because children often know more about these things then their parents and bypass them."
A lot of parents, Mr Harris added, do not understand the risks of their children browsing the internet in an uncensored or unsupervised fashion.
7Safe is an information security and computer forensics consulting firm, which offers a range of specialist services and aims to be at the cutting edge of the information security industry.
Posted by Andre Dixon