Expert warns against allowing children on computers |

AUSTRALIAN parents are rolling out the welcome mat for paedophiles by allowing their children unfettered access to the internet, a parenting expert has warned.

The founder of the Generation Next parenting seminars Dr Ramesh Manocha said a recent survey by his organisation indicated one million Aussies aged four to 18 were allowed unsupervised internet access.Only one third of parents had internet filtering in place and 760,000 Aussie teens had computers in their rooms.Only 40 per cent restrict internet access to shared family areas, as experts advise, and the same amount never check the history of websites kids have visited.Dr Manocha, who works as a GP at Burwood, said the results were a major wake-up call.”There’s a growing gap between parents and children,” he said.”Our survey shows parents think they have the situation under control and they comprehend the nature of cyber safety but the reality is they don’t.”

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