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Two and a half million children aged between 8 and 17 have created profiles on social networking sites, according to research. But parents fail to realise that poor security means that about four in ten personal pages are open for anyone to look at.
Although the three main social networks, Bebo, Facebook and MySpace, claim to have a minimum age limit of 13 or 14, a quarter of all children with internet access and aged between 8 and 11 say that they have a page on a social networking site, according to the communications regulator, Ofcom.
Source - Sabbagh, Dan. “Children’s social network pages ‘must have privacy lock’” The Times. April 2, 2008. <http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3663312.ece>