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Over 70% Urban Indian Parents Urge Inclusion Of Consent In Data Protection Law For Online Platforms

Majority of urban Indian parents highlight their children's addiction to social media, OTT and online gaming platforms

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A recent survey revealed that 73 per cent of urban Indian parents want the data protection law to ensure mandatory parental consent is sought for children under 18, when they join social media, OTT/video and online gaming platforms.

The survey conducted amongst urban Indian parents revealed that the majority of their children are addicted to social media, OTT and online gaming platforms. One-third of respondents admitted that addiction is making kids aggressive as well.

About 61 per cent of urban Indian parents of children aged between nine to 17 conceded that their children spend an average of three hours or more each day on social media, videos/OTT and online games, according to the LocalCircles survey, 

Additionally, 37 per cent of parents reported that their children dedicated the most time to video streaming and OTT platforms, while 35 per cent mentioned that their children primarily focused on social media. Meanwhile, 33 per cent indicated that their children were primarily engaged in online gaming.

The survey received over 46,000 responses from urban Indian parents located in 296 districts. About 62 per cent of respondents were men while 38 per cent of respondents were women. Nearly 47 per cent of respondents were from tier 1, 35 per cent from tier 2, and 18 per cent respondents were from tier 3 and 4 districts.

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