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Young children admit bullying online

Do you have concerns about your child using the internet?

 

Findings from a survey carried out by charity Action for Children show that one in seven children admit they HAVE bullied someone online.

According to a poll, published to mark Safer Internet Day, many also admit to doing so to try and fit in with their peers.

15 per cent of the 2,000 eight to 17-year-olds questioned saying they have bullied someone else online.

Deanna Neilson, head of child protection at Action for Children said: “It’s shocking that online bullying is so prevalent.

“But we must not lose sight of the fact that many of these children bully others because of something going wrong in their own lives”.

She added: “Low self-esteem, stress at school or being victimised themselves by peers or adults are all reasons a child might act out on others.”

According to the report, 26 per cent of British 11-16 year-olds use six or more social networks and messaging apps every week.

The most popular individual services are YouTube and Facebook, used by 78 per cent and 74 per cent of this age group respectively.

Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, said: “We’re encouraging everyone to take action today – whether that’s sharing a smiley face or making a promise about your online behaviour.

“It really is up to us to make the internet a better place.”

Children and young people spend a lot of time online but it is important to make sure your child knows how to stay safe and what to do if they are being bullied.

There are parental controls you can use on social networks, games and browsers to help monitor what your child can see.

For more advice on how to stay safe online visit: www.saferinternet.org.uk

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