According to a 'Have Your Say' survey commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre which questioned around 24,000 schoolchildren:
- More than two in five (41%) of those aged 11 to 19, and over a quarter (27%) of those aged seven to 11 have seen something online in the past 12 months that they found hurtful or unpleasant.
- A third (31%) of seven to 11-year-olds and 23% of 11-19-year-olds said that gossip or mean comments online had stopped them from enjoying using the internet.
- More than half (57%) of primary school children and 63% of those at secondary school say they want the right to feel safe online.
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