New survey reveals risks children and young people face online

In a survey of nearly 40,000 children, the NSPCC asked children and young people aged 7 to 16 about the risks they face when using the internet. Findings include:

  • an average of 1 child per primary school class surveyed has been sent or shown a naked or semi-naked image online from an adult
  • 1 in 50 school children surveyed sent a nude or semi-nude image to an adult.

The NSPCC Wild West Web campaign calls on the government to regulate social networks and make the internet safer for children. 

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