New Delhi: OLX, India’s leading classified’s platform today released findings from the company’s 2019 Internet Behaviour Survey. The survey with 26,000+ netizens reveals the attitudes and
The survey reveals that a majority of netizens neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives, and do not monitor the content their kids view online. 57 percent respondents show negligence towards their own safety – both online and offline, while 60 percent admit to not monitoring the content their kids view online.
67 percent said they skipped the terms & conditions or any other safety/legal guidelines while signing up to a website or using a product. 54 percent said they had not changed the password to their social media accounts in the last 6 months, while 31 percent said they cannot even recall how long it had been since they had last changed their password. 56 percent have also freely shared their mobile number on their professional or social media profiles
A similar neglect towards safety measures is observed with police verification of household staff. 75 percent confirmed that they had not conducted a police verification or did not know if one had been done. Only 25 percent confirmed having observed this process for household staff. Delhi respondents were the highest among those who said they observe this process for household staff, followed by Mumbai.
Contradictory to this overall neglect that netizens show to safety measures, there exists a high degree of awareness with financial safety. 68 percent said that they had never shared their OTP or password for their bank account, social media accounts, laptop or phone with anyone.
“The internet has come to dominate our lives like never before. It is in our interest, therefore, to use it in a manner that continues to improve the quality of our lives while staying safe by implementing the same level of caution we exercise in the real world. Safer Internet Day is a great time to reflect on our personal attitudes and behaviours, and make a concerted choice to take actions that ensure our own safety and that of our children”, said Lavanya Chandan, General Counsel, OLX India.
OLX India also runs many initiatives to educate its users to be safe and responsible online. OLX
The Internet Safety survey by OLX India was conducted online with 26,000 internet users between the ages of 18-55 years.