Netmums co-founder Siobhan Freegard said that no past generation has ever had access to so much information in such a quick amount of time. She said:
Some scientists have predicted large amounts of internet exposure may alter the way kids think and in many ways we are in the middle of a giant experiment with our children as the subject. We are raising a generation of technical geniuses - but at what cost?
Many youngsters are spending more time online, whilst toddlers as young as two are using the internet, a new poll suggests.
A survey by Netmums has revealed that almost four in five children have seen images or information about eating disorders and self harm on the internet, while two in five admit that they have seen online porn.