As much as 98.8 percent of children in urban areas use internet and 54.6 percent have weak password, making them vulnerable to cyber criminals, says a survey. The survey was conducted across 13 cities in the country, covering 2,700 students by Telenor India. Also Read - Starlink told to get license before offering satellite-based internet services in India by govtAlso Read - Instagram, TikTok scams targeting youngsters with ransomware, bots and more: Report
“A whopping 98.8 percent of children in urban areas are using internet and 54.6 percent of those surveyed use ‘weak passwords’ that is passwords with only alphabets or numbers and which are less than 8 characters,” Telenor India’s WebWise report said.
The survey noted that 54.82 percent children share their passwords with their friends, family or relatives, hence creating a threat to their digital security. The WebWise report found that 83.5 percent students aged between 6 to 18 years are active on social media, and hence are likely to have a higher threat perception. ALSO READ: India still lacks awareness about password management: Experts