There has been a significant drop (24%) in illegal downloads of copyrighted materials by kids in the 8 to 14 ages bracket. And it looks like parental influence has played a large part in curbing this trend. Kids are afraid of getting in trouble with their parents.
Implications - 51% percent of those kids surveyed said that they were also apprehensive about downloading music illegally because of the risk of downloading spyware unintentionally.
From spyware to parental influence, it certainly seems like illegal downloading is on the decline amongst youth. Will another safer system that protects against spyware surface? Will parents themselves one day be pro-illegal downloading? Only time will tell.
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Illegal Downloading Drops Among Youth
- By: TrendopolyMay 22, 2007 Updated: Apr 13 2011