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 Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Do you know what your kids are doing online?

75% of teenagers have been contacted by a stranger via the internet, and as many as 37% of these have responded to them out of curiosity.

Many children between the ages of 14 and 18 are engaging in risky behaviour online and while parents say they are aware of the dangers, many are doing nothing to protect their children, according to the results of a recent survey.

The MSN survey, run by Microsoft as part of Safer Internet Day on 8 February, suggests that nearly half (44%) of children have lied about their age when online; over a third (37%) of those who had been contacted by a stranger (75%) responded; and only 4% told someone older that they trusted, such as a parent or teacher.

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