We are conducting comprehensive study to understand the knowledge, know-how and motivations behind teenagers’ cybersecurity behaviors through focus groups, online surveys, and personal interviews.

Our education systems went almost entirely online and almost overnight, thanks to COVID. Do our kids know how to be safe online? This survey aims to make them start thinking about these topics actively.B

If you have/know kids between the ages of 10 and 20 anywhere in the world, please have them take this survey

Our research helps us understand teenagers’ cybersecurity practices, motivations, and techniques to make them advocates in digital safety and security.

Two hundred twenty-five students from 31 different schools participated as part of an empirical study to understand the cybersecurity behaviors of current teenagers.

We “researched the effect of knowledge, peer influence and environment relating to cybersecurity. We concluded: 1) Lack of knowledge 2) Time constraint 3) Low perceived value were the leading causes of risky online behavior.

Based on this evidence Safeteens adopted a peer-to-peer program for advocacy, where K-12 students are taught by Safeteens ambassadors about cybersecurity via byte sized tutorials. Their goal is to ensure that students have the know-how on digital safety measures and associated risks, and they help motivate them to adopt safe practices.

Our Research Reports