One of the most prevalent issues on the web right now has to do with cyber bullying. According to this article, ” ‘Cyber bullying’ is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.”
Cyber bullying most often occurs when the parents are not watching their child’s internet security, as well as neglecting to restrict the websites that they are allowed to go to. If a website is not blatantly explicit, parents may not be willing to ban their child’s access to it, because they might not see a point. This relates to security because cyber bullying has the potential to lead to someone getting into the house network (as more teens are learning how to become hackers, and it would be no large feat to bully someone into giving the key to their internet). In addition to this, monitoring their children’s internet activity will ensure their own personal safety.