A poll of 2,000 mums and dads of children aged 18 and under found 47 per cent admit their child knows more than them when it comes to digital technology – resulting in 59 per cent wishing they were more ‘digitally savvy’.
It emerged 15 per cent have previously been outwitted by their offspring as they successfully disabled the safety settings originally put in place. 
While just 13 per cent feel fully confident in navigating parental control features – with social media, video sharing platforms, and messaging apps being the biggest concerns in regard to their child’s safety.
When it comes to language, ‘Face Card’, ‘OOMF’ and ‘GRWM’ are just some of the modern-day digital terms 66 per cent have never heard of.
And while 28 per cent know what Discord is, just 11 per cent are familiar with BeReal – despite its recent popularity.
Tech-savvy parents on the rise
The research was commissioned by Vodafone to mark the launch of its new parental controls and safety settings resource, Digital Parenting Pro, in line with Safer Internet Day taking place today (Tuesday 7th February).
Nicki Lyons, corporate affairs and sustainability officer at Vodafone UK, said: “When it comes to tech, any parent or carer knows what it feels like when your kids know more than you.
“This is why we’ve created Digital Parenting Pro to help adults easily understand what safety controls do or don’t exist on the latest games or social platforms, what age they are recommended for and what safety features there are.
“We understand just how fast things move and our latest resource should give parents confidence when navigating the digital world.”
With 85 per cent allowing their kids to access online content, digital safety came out as the top area parents feel most ill-equipped in.

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