One in three children are victims of online abuse

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November 14, 2014
Cyber bullying: One in three children are victims of online abuse
Online bullying of schoolchildren more than doubles in a year
By Keith Kendrick, ParentDisk UK

Cyber bullying has more than doubled in a year and more than one in three children are now victims.

A survey of 11 to 17-year-olds found 35 per cent reported that they have experienced cyber bullying – compared with 16 per cent last year.

Four in 10 said they’d seen others being picked on online – almost double the 22 per cent recorded last year.

Internet security firm McAfee polled 2,000 UK children and 2,000 adults. It also found apps like SnapChat and dating app Tinder are now used by children – many aged 15 or under – on a daily basis.

Some 17 per cent of the teenagers polled admitted to using Tinder – a dating app which allows users to select a potential partner based on photos – every day, but almost half of those (46%) were under 16. [READ FULL STORY]

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