Report: Tweens Less Likely to Pirate

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-05-27 Print this article Print

Children ages eight to 12 are less likely than teenagers to pirate music online.

Young children are less likely than teenagers to illegally download music, movies and software from the Internet, according to a poll conducted by Harris Interactive Corp. Fourteen percent of children ages eight to 12 said they have downloaded music from the Internet without paying for it, while 66 percent of teenagers have pirated music.

Younger children avoid Internet piracy because they are more likely to obey their parents and less inclined to break the law, said Parry Aftab, executive director of, a nonprofit group that studies childrens Internet habits and teaches responsible computer use.

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