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Children flock to social networks

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    More than a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds in the UK have a profile on a social network, research shows.

    Most sites, such as Bebo, MySpace and Facebook, set a minimum age of between 13 and 14 to create a profile but none actively enforce the age requirement.

    Almost half of all eight to 17-year-olds online have a profile, regulator Ofcom found in a survey of 5,000 adults and over 3,000 children.

    Ofcom says parents need to learn more about their children's online lives.

    The Ofcom report looks into the impact of social networks on people's lives in the UK as part of a wider media literacy campaign and surveyed 5,000 adults and more than 3,000 children.

    "Social networks are clearly a very important part of people's lives and are having an impact on how people live their lives," said James Thickett, director of market research at Ofcom.

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  2. kappa84

    kappa84 Senior Member Webmaster

    Social networks will always have succes, mostly among kids.
    The question is: what new kind of social network can be made to be something unique? It must exists something original there... :search:

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