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Concerning number of children accessing inappropriate online content- new cyber survey

Sep 6, 2022 17:09 By Shannonside News
Concerning number of children accessing inappropriate online content- new cyber survey Concerning number of children accessing inappropriate online content- new cyber survey
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Many children are being exposed to violent or adult content on social media apps or in games.

Bullying, grooming and exposure to inappropriate content.

They are some of the issues parents are raising about their children's experience online.

A CyberSafeKids survey showed 64 per cent of children surveyed say they'd been contacted by a stranger in an online game.

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Over one in three pre-teen boys are playing over-18s online games and are more likely to be exposed to violent imagery and harmful content.

Psychotherapist Stella O'Malley says there are signs that parents can look for that may indicate there is a problem:

A good signal is the way the child is talking about themselves.

If the child is suddenly coming out with things like 'I'm useless, I hate myself or I'm doing it all wrong' and their self talk is very harsh.

It's kind of a sign that it's coming from somewhere like a negative outlook towards them and that would prick my ears up very quickly.

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