Safer Internet Day [12 Feb 08]: Online risks to children on the increase across Europe, evidence shows

Evidence that more children across Europe are being exposed to risks online and are increasingly distressed by them was revealed this week by EU Kids Online to mark Safer Internet Day.Social networking spread like wildfire across Europe last year, to the delight of many teenagers. In Norway, for example, 93% of 12-17 year olds use social networking sites. And even in countries where the internet arrived more recently, social networking is popular – more than two thirds of high school students in Estonia, for instance.

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