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Thursday, April 3, 2008

British Watchdog Agency Reports That Young Persons Are Using Social Networking Sites Not Meant For Them

Ofcom reports that children and young persons are using adult social networking sites, sometimes without supervision, which may put them at risk. Said one Ofcom spokesperson, "There are huge benefits to internet use, and we don't want to be too scared about the dangers....[b]ut parents who are allowing their children to go online without supervision need to recognise their children are potentially at risk." The findings echo the content of the Byron report, released last week. Read more here.

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