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Children see ‘worrying’ amount of hate speech online

BBC – Leo Kelion

“One in three internet users between the ages of 12 and 15 say they saw “hate speech” online in the past year, according to Ofcom’s latest survey of children’s media habits. It is the first time the UK regulator has posed a question about the topic in its annual study. The NSPCC charity said the finding was “very worrying”, adding such posts should not be tolerated. The report also indicates children are spending more hours a week on the net. And it suggests that many of the children are too trusting in Google. More than a quarter of eight-to-15s who used a search engine said that if the US firm listed a link then they believed its contents could be relied on.”(more)

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