British children ‘meet net friends often’

Many children are meeting up with people they first encountered on the internet – and their parents know nothing about it, a study claims. Web security firm Garlik surveyed hundreds of eight to 15-year-olds and found 20% have met an online friend in person – and one-in-20 do so regularly. Just 7% of parents were aware of their child’s behaviour, the study suggested.

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