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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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Sites 'need to urgently take child safety more seriously'

BeatBullying has backed calls from the NSPCC for social media sites to do more to protect their young users.

BeatBullying said social media sites need to put some money into protecting their users. Credit: PA Archive

BeatBullying founder Emma-Jane Cross said:

"This research underlines the urgent need for social networking sites to take their young users' safety much more seriously.

"We believe in the right of children to go online without fear of being bullied or harassed, and this cannot be achieved until social networks put adequate resources behind safeguarding and user verification policies."

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