Security software company and owners of Norton Anti Virus Symantec have revealed the far-from-innocent terms that youngsters aged below 18 have most searched for in 2009.
Tracking the terms used in their OnlineFamily.Norton service, Symantec compiled the list from over 14.6 million searches. The top three most searched terms for boys and girls alike were “YouTube”, “Google” and “Facebook” respectively. However, spots 4 and 5 on the boys list was filled by “sex” and “porn” and number 5 for the girls was “sex”.
The rest of the top 100 was padded out by terms relating to social networks and celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Miley Cyrus and popular movies such as Twilight: New Moon.
Of course, it’s in Symantec’s best interests to have us believe that our kids are running amok on the web. The more frightened we are by our children’s curiosity, the more likely we are to buy anti-virus and web filtering software from them. But still, searching for Miley Cyrus? That’s just shocking.