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In a new study released by virus company McAfee, 70 percent of teens hide their online behavior very well from their parents.

With that, 73.5 percent of parents say they trust that their teens to stay away from content that is not appropriate, but 43 percent of teens look at online violence every day and 22.8 percent of parents say they are so overwhelmed, they just hope for the best.

Cyber Expert Theresa Payton explains how your teens keep you from following their tracks and offers some advice:

The top three activities:

1.  Clearing the browser history when they are done surfing

2.  Closing what they look at when the parent enters the room

3.  Hiding and deleting instant messages and videos

What else are they doing?

15 percent admit they have hacked into someone else's social media account

32 percent of teens admitted they have accessed porn online on purpose

What can you do?

1.  Talk to your kids

2.  Be where your kids are online

3.  Set parental controls

4.  Obtain email and social network passwords

5.  Look into features and options from your mobile phone company for usage and tracking options

To read the full McAfee report, click here.

Also, check out their blog post here.

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