Youth downloading drops, "fear of viruses and spyware"


Youth downloading drops, "fear of viruses and spyware" edge out "fear of parents" among youth's reasons for saying "No," reports new study.

The results of a recent nationwide survey released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) show that the amount of illegal downloading by youth (ages 8 to 18) has dropped by 17 percent in the last two years. In 2004, 60 percent of survey participants reported illegally downloading either software, music, movies or games, while in 2006 the percentage who illegally downloaded dropped to 43 percent. The factors motivating the decrease show that they are heeding alerts to the potential threats of illegal downloading. ..:: Youth downloading drops, ''fear of viruses and spyware'' - by Netzapping ::..

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