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NSPCC: Social sites' 'blind eye'

Social networking sites should not "turn a blind eye" to the children who use them, the NSPCC said. The charity found almost a quarter of 11 and 12-year-olds have been upset after interacting using social media.

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Quarter of children 'upset after social media incident'

A quarter of children aged between 11 and 12 who use social media have been upset by something on it over the past year, new research from the NSPCC has revealed.

Of the quarter upset by something on social media, 18% felt scared or upset for weeks to come. Credit: PA Archive

A poll of more than 1,000 youngsters also found that a fifth of children who had been upset by an online incident such as trolling, bullying or being sent inappropriate sexual messages, experienced this every day or almost every day.

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