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Cyber bullying increasing problem for kids

Cyber bullying increasing problem for kids

5:37am 16th November 2009

Parents are being urged to do more to supervise what their children get up to online.

A study suggests that as many as one in five primary school kids has been affected by cyber-bullying.

Advancing technology isn't always a benefit - and it seems threats, taunts and insults via the internet and mobile phones are on the increase.

That's the finding of research by the Anti-Bullying Alliance - which says
parents must make sure their children are safe online. To tackle the problem - parents are being urged to do more to supervise their children's access to the internet.

Here in North Yorkshire 1,522 children from Yorkshire rang Childline to say they were being bullied in the last year.

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