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News Burst: Girls most at risk from chatroom predators

Girls most likely to receive unwanted comments of a sexual nature in chatrooms

A quarter of young female chatroom participants have had an unpleasant experience online according to a global study on Internet usage amongst children. The report found girls to be more than twice as likely as boys to have had a disturbing conversation in a chatroom.

The Face of the Web: Youth found that of the 10,000 children questioned across the globe, seven-in-ten young Internet users have participated in chatroom conversations.

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