Children and online safety

Over 50% of young people admit to 'inappropriate' online activity.

To coincide with Safer Internet Day the BBC has released the results of research into the internet use of over 2,500 11- 16 year olds in the UK.

The results suggest that over 50% of young people have taken part in some form of inappropriate activity on the web.  This included accessing age-inappropriate content, being mean to other people, and inappropriate video/picture sharing.

Most of those who admitted to these activities said they had felt pressure to do so.  One in five of the respondents admitted they themselves had pressured others.

The full research can be downloaded here.