Antisocial behaviour the biggest talking point on mobiles

People in Britain are less anxious about the potential health risks of mobile phones than they are about “social” issues such as using them while driving, research shows. … The research, the latest in a series of Concerned Consumers surveys for The Times, will put pressure on mobile groups to do more to appease fears about “social” issues. So far the major operators have largely steered clear of problems such as cyber-bullying, claiming that it is not their responsibility. However, separate research has shown that intimidation or bullying by children is on the increase. A recent study by York St John University found that one fifth of girls had been sent nasty messages last year by either text or e-mail.

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