A majority of Brit girls believe that they are loosing their freedom, as their parents are "too protective".
In a survey conducted by Girlguiding UK, almost half girls aged 10 to 18 said that they faced too many restrictions.
They reported thinking that they faced more restrictions than boys, who are more likely to be involved in violence or a fight.
The research suggests that by concentrating on rare issues like stranger attack, the parents might be ignoring real threats, such as online contacts or using a mobile phone while out at night.
Fifty percent of the girls surveyed also said that they had seen such things online as upset or frightened them.
More than a quarter admitted being bullied on the Internet, and a fifth had considered meeting someone they met online in real life,
A similar number of girls said that they had found people who were not what they said they were.
Nearly 95pct of the girls said that carrying a mobile phone made them safer, unaware of the risks of displaying valuables.
Almost 80 per cent of girls aged 16 to 18 listened to an iPod while walking alone at night.