60% of Children Lie About Their Age on the Internet

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Parents are being encouraged to take an interest in and support their children’s online activity during Safer Internet Day.

   Young people are defying the dangers that adults have warned them about and are still taking chances that could put themselves at risk online, according to new research.  Six out of every 10 young people who make contact with strangers on the internet lie about their age, a new survey has revealed, and 43 per cent have online ‘friends’ they’ve never met in real life, says research to mark Safer Internet Day.