Australian Council on Children and the Media

New UK report: Younger children and social networking sites: A blind spot November 19, 2013

This new report from the UK based National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) describes the experiences of 11 and 12 year olds on social networking sites and looks at the roles parents, social network providers and regulation can play in protecting them.

Researchers conducted an online self completion survey of 1,024 11-16 year olds in the UK, 28% of whom were aged 11-12 years. They  found that 23% of 11 and 12 year olds with a social networking site profile said they had been upset by something on it over the last year.

More information, including the full report