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NSPCC Wild West Campaign surveys risks children and young people face online

The NSPCC online safety campaign calling on the UK Government to regulate social networks has produced research into the risks faced by children and young people.

Surveying nearly 40,000 children across the UK, aged 7 to 16, the survey asked about activity online.

NSPCC found that on average 1 in 25 primary school children had been sent or shown a naked or semi-naked image by an adult. This was one in 20 among secondary school children.

1 in 20 primary school children had been sent a naked or semi-naked image by another young person.

The NSPCC, concerned about the scale and impact of sharing intimate images of themselves online and are calling for the government to regulate social network sites.

You can read more about the survey and the campaign here.

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