Kids search for "sex", "porn" and "YouTube" in 2009, according to Symantec.

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symantec search.pngSecurity 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.

Via: Onlinefamilyinfo.norton.com

Gerald Lynch

8 comments

  • he 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.birthday wishes

  • It’s good to know the numbers, but it’s not that surprising. Kids are curious, I remember when I was a kid myself… but at that time you had to go and buy magazines:)
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  • I’m surprised that children are searching for these things.
    I blame it on the public schools system. The social interaction that many children receive are from the peers at class. Limit the noise, create a new environment.
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  • Still there is room for greater development and I would recommend more emphasis on research and of course it will bring a better situation. Thanks for sharing a nice read. Cheers
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  • I think it’s a bit weird how people can have access to this type of data, but doesn’t surpise me what gets searched!

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