FOSI Research Report: Internet-Connected Families

A new study for the Family Online Safety Institute examines parents’ feelings about their children’s use of emerging technologies—including Internet-connected toys and smart speakers—and parents’ impressions of the “Internet of Things” or “IoT,” as well as privacy and security implications.

The national survey of parents of connected children ages 2 to 12 reveals heavy use of Internet-connected devices by children and high levels of comfort with connected devices among parents whose children already own such devices, compared with those who do not. Despite low familiarity among parents with the term “Internet of Things,” large majorities see the IoT as affecting their family’s daily life both now and in the future.

Read a full report of the findings here.