British teenagers lured into meeting virtual strangers

One in five teenagers has met someone face-to-face whom they first encountered on the internet, according to research into the risks taken by young people online. The study found that teenagers also freely hand out personal information to strangers. Details divulged include full name (30 per cent), address (12 per cent), mobile number (20 per cent) and where they go to school (46 per cent), while 9 per cent had posted family photos. Other surveys have found the number of teenagers meeting up offline ranges from 7 per cent to 14 per cent.http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article1862533.ece
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