Awareness raising on children’s privacy protection
Awareness raising on children’s privacy protection

Questionnaire for parents

During the project period, research was conducted aimed to find out opinion of children, their parents, teachers and services providers about protection of children‘s privacy online in Lithuania and Italy. Below you can see a questionnaire for parents of 13-18 year-old children. At this point, the collected data are being analyzed. All research results will be published at this website.

1. What, in your opinion, is personal data?
[An unlimited number of answers are allowed]

  • Name, surname
  • Father's name
  • Photo
  • E-mail address
  • Mobile phone number
  • Information related to person's religious beliefs
  • Information related to health
  • Personal code
  • Home address
  • School name

2. Which of these social networks / dating sites are you a registered user:  

  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Other
  • I do not register

3. Do you publish information related to your daughter's/son's personal data (their photos, information on certain details of their lives) on the Internet?

  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Never

4. Do you, when publishing information related to your daughter's/son's personal data on the Internet, familiarize with the website's privacy policy or set privacy settings?

  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • I don't think it's necessary

5. How often do your children carry out these activities on the Internet:
[Tick one answer in each row]


Every day

Several times a week

Once in a month

Several times a year

They don't do this

I don't know

Collect information on the Internet

Load (circulate) information about himself/herself or his/her friends (photos, video clips, text messages and etc.)

Chatting with the unknown person on the Internet

Download music, films and etc.

Other (specify)

6. Do you think children have enough knowledge on possible threats associated with the personal date disclosure on the Internet:

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don't know

7. What are possible threats associated with the personal date disclosure on the Internet:
[3 possible response options]

  • Misappropriation of identity in order to make a purchase or perform, for example, cash transactions on behalf of another person
  • Use of personal data for commercial purposes
  • Electronic harassment to intimidate another person or to cause tension
  • Unsolicited advertising and commercial messages (SPAM)
  • Photos, used for advertising or placed in erotic websites
  • I don't think there are any threats
  • Other (please specify)

8. Have you ever talked on privacy, personal data and threats associated with the personal date disclosure on the Interne with your children?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don‘t think it‘s important
  • There was no need as they already knew about it
  • It‘s not upon my responsibility

9. Who do you think should familiarize children with the possible infringements of personal data on the Internet and remedies to avoid them?
[Select 3 most important options]

  • Parents
  • Friends
  • Teachers
  • Children should have interest themselves
  • The media
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • State Data Protection Inspectorate
  • Manager of the website
  • Other (specify)

10. Has your son/daughter ever faced these cases?
[Tick one answer in each row]


Yes, more than once

Yes, once


Don't know

Having no consent photo or video clip of your child was circulated on the Internet

Having no consent name and surname, home address, mobile phone number and other personal data of your child was circulated on the Internet

False information about your child was circulated on the Internet

Your child's identity was misappropriated by the unknown person on the Internet

An unwanted proposal was received by phone or e-mail from the unknown person by your child 

11. Whom would you firstly contact in case your son's/daughter's right to the protection of personal data was breached:
[Choose one the most important response option]

  • Manager of the website
  • State Data Protection Inspectorate
  • Court
  • Children's Rights Ombudsman Institution
  • Other institution (please specify)
  • I would not contact nobody, because it is not upon my responsibility

12. Which of the measures could ensure better protection of childrens' personal data on the Internet?
[Choose 3 most important response options]

  • Formal and informal education of children, awareness-raising campaigns
  • Propagation of ‘Safe Internet' idea
  • Programs limiting browsing on the Internet according to the keywords
  • Better laws
  • Greater responsibility of website administrators
  • Personal responsibility of the user
  • Stricter parental control over children
  • Other (please specify)

13. You are:

  • Male
  • Female

14. Your education:

  • University, uncompleted university
  • Secondary, specialised secondary
  • Uncompleted secondary

15. You are:

  • 30 years old or younger
  • 31-40 years old
  • 41-50 years old
  • 51 years old or older