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4 in 10 parents say `kids have been exposed to internet porn`

Saturday, 8 December 2012
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London, December 08:

More than four in ten parents say that their children have been exposed to internet porn, a survey has revealed.

Almost a third of parents said that their sons or daughters have received sexually explicit emails or texts and 25 percent said that their kids have been bullied online or on their phones, the Daily Mail reported.

Many others have been exposed to websites that promote anorexia, self-harm and even suicide.

The frightening insight is contained in a round-up of responses to a Department for Education consultation on parental internet controls.

The consultation revealed that 57 percent of the 757 parents who responded to the consultation were in favour of stricter controls, including 47 percent who wanted an opt-in system.

The consultation asked parents whether their kids had been exposed to a range of online dangers.

Highest on the list is pornography, with 41 percent of parents saying that their children had seen it.

The second-largest danger was sexually explicit messages, with 31 percent of parents saying that their children had received so-called “sexts.”

Some 27 percent of parents said that their kids were exposed to violence, 26 percent to gambling and 23 percent on bullying.

Another 22 percent believe that their kids have been abused by text, while a similar proportion have been exposed to drink or drugs.

Other online dangers reported by parents include websites promoting self-harm (10 percent), anorexia (9 percent), suicide (8 percent) and radicalisation (8 percent).

Some 9 percent of parents said that their children had been exposed to the risk of sexual grooming by men. (ANI)

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