Wednesday, April 02, 2008

BBC NEWS | Technology | Children flock to social networks

Be very afraid...

More than a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds in the UK have a profile on a social network, research shows.

Most sites, such as Bebo, MySpace and Facebook, set a minimum age of between 13 and 14 to create a profile but none actively enforce the age limit.

Ofcom's survey of 5,000 adults and 3,000 children found 49% of those aged between eight and 17 have a profile.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Children flock to social networks

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