Date: 01.12.2006 Author: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre Document title: Understanding Online Social Network Services and Risks to Youth – STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES Social Networking sites are rapidly becoming central to the way young people forge relationships but in doing so have triggered significant public concern for child welfare. We are witnessing growing concerns – primarily from teachers and head teachers – about social networking sites. We have also seen instances where access to such sites has been banned by a number of schools within the UK. One of the main fears behind these decisions is the way the sites can be used by sexual predators to gain access to children. URLhttp://www.ceop.gov.uk/pdfs/social_network_serv_report_011206.pdf Information type: Seminar report Attachment

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