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09/07/04
Most Kids Have Seen Internet Porn, Says Report
- LSE survey says parents don't know what's going on

MOST older children in Britain have looked at porn on the internet, according to a survey by the prestigious London School of Economics.

57 per cent of children aged between 9 and 19 said they had seen web-porn, according to the LSE survey of 1,511 respondents in that age group. Most of the 57 per cent said they saw the porn had reached them unawares through spam
and unwanted pop-ups.

"I am struck by a sense that a significant minority of parents don't know what they do online," said Sonia Livingstone, professor of social psychology at the LSE. The survey also found that 42 per cent of 9-19s has given out, unbeknownst to their parents, personal information.

The rest of the survey's results were fairly predictable with children saying they use the internet mostly for email, homework, music and instant messaging.



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