According to research by Symantec, "porn", "sex" and "YouTube" were among the most popular search terms queried by kids, ages 18-and-under, in 2009.
The lists were compiled by OnlineFamily.Norton, a service provided by Symantec that helps parents monitor kids' activities online. It examined how the most popular search terms varied by gender, as well as by age.
Here are the top search terms of the year, by age group:
Teens and tweens spend most of their search time online on music related subjects (34% and 27%). Kids under the age of seven spend most of their search time online on games (23%).
The reports includes a list of the 100 most popular search terms among all teens and kids under 18. See the top 20 queries below:
10. You Tube
12. Michael Jackson
13. Taylor Swift
15. Party in the USA
16. Miley Cyrus
17. Club Penguin
The most popular search terms, by gender, were as follows:
According to OnlineFamily.Norton, 13 percent of boys searched adult topics, whereas only 2 percent of girls did the same.
CNET explains how Symantec compiled the top terms:
To compile its top 100 list, Symantec tracked 14.6 million searches run by users of its OnlineFamily.Norton service and ranked the terms according to ones submitted most frequently to those submitted the least. The terms were collected anonymously, so none could be associated with any specific children or families.