Trend Micro Releases Survey on Mom's and Technology in Time for Mother's Day

Is Your Mom's Technology Style Like June Cleaver? 57 Percent of Respondents Think So

May 07, 2013, 08:00 ET from Trend Micro

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


Trend Micro releases survey results for Mother's Day to highlight moms and their use (or misuse) of technology and devices.


Since 33 percent of respondents say teaching their moms to use devices is like watching the movie "Clueless," the survey dives into perceptions of moms' technology and device knowledge.

Top Findings from the Survey:

  • 51 percent of respondents claim they need to put parental controls on gadgets and devices for their moms! 80 percent of these respondents believe that their moms don't know how to use devices and gadgets properly. We have such little faith in our moms' technological capabilities!
  • 54 percent of respondents are most worried that their mom may fall victim to viruses; spam and illegal downloads came in second at 32 percent.
  • 33 percent of respondents describe teaching their mom to use their new device like "Clueless" and 29 percent think it resembles "Mission: Impossible." – Seems like a hopeless task to get most moms updated on the latest and greatest in technology!
  • 15 percent of respondents said they are contacted by their mom at least once a week to provide IT advice, while 8 percent said they were contacted once a day. – Who needs to spend money on Geek Squad, these moms certainly don't!
  • 24 percent of respondents would best describe their mom's technology knowledge to a 6th grade reading level, and 19 percent compared it to a Kindergartner's level.
  • 57 percent of respondents describes their mom's celebrity style to that of June Cleaver's while 15 percent felt it was like Marissa Mayer. – Guess the classics are coming back in style!


1,037 respondents completed the online poll, and the sample is representative of the US Census on age, gender and region. The survey, conducted by Cint USA, was sponsored by Trend Micro on April 23-25, 2013.


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