01 July 2010

Online sexual advances common for kids

Nearly one in five children who go online say they've received at least one unwanted sexual advance in cyberspace.

University of New Hampshire researchers, reporting the finding in the June 20 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, said that the Internet can be a World Wide Web of suggestion, innuendo and depravity.

The study expanded a previous report from scientists at the Crimes Against Children Research Centre at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Kimberly Mitchell, a researcher at the centre, and colleagues interviewed 1 501 Internet users, ages 10 to 17, about their surfing habits and sexual encounters online.




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