Ofcom’s annual Children’s Media Literacy Audit revealed some interesting facts about UK younsters and their social media habits. According to the survey, a quarter of eight-to-twelve-year-olds have profiles on social networking sites like Facebook, Bebo, and MySpace, despite the lowest minimum age for any of these sites being thirteen.
Other surprising findings include:
- Eighty-three percent of parents are unaware of what their children do online.
- Forty-four percent of kids between twelve and fifteen think sharing downloaded copies of films and music should be both legal and free.
- Eighty-three percent of these young web users are quite savvy when it comes to online privacy protection.
Full story at Guardian.
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