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NEWS / STUDIES: Nearly 60 per cent of parents have no filters in place to protect their kids on the internet (UK)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Nearly 60 per cent of parents have no internet security in place for their children's PCs or laptops despite a new report revealing that young kids have never been more at risk when going online.

Ofcom yesterday said there had been a notable increase in the number of under 15 year-olds who could be contacted by people unknown to them as children use a greater variety of social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

The number of children with actual social networking profiles has fallen, which the regulator said could be linked to fears of 'cyberbullying'.

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