UK kids as young as 7 have Facebook accounts, get ‘cyber bullied’March 15th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 15 (ANI): Studies in UK have found that children as young as seven have their own Facebook pages and some are being cyber-bullied.
Experts said “delusional” parents are enabling the cyber attacks by allowing children to use social networking sites at prohibited ages and by being technologically ignorant, reports Courier Mail.
Leading cyber-bullying expert QUT associate professor Marilyn Campbell found about one in six Queensland senior primary and high school students said they had been cyber-bullied in the previous year.
However, Cyber Safety Solutions director Susan McLean said children as young as Year 2 are being cyber-bullied.
McLean, a former police officer who talks in schools nationwide, said she was meeting Year 2 pupils who had their own “fake” Facebook pages with parental permission.
She said the pages were fake because they had fake ages and other false information.
McLean said Year 2 students were the youngest she was aware of who had been cyber-bullied, with reports of them being targeted via children’s online games and emails. (ANI)
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