This NSPCC report describes the experiences of 11 and 12 year olds using social networking sites. It touches on the roles parents, social network providers and regulations can play in protecting children and young people when online.
Authors: Claire Lilley and Ruth Ball
About the report
The online survey was completed by 1,024 11-16 year olds in the UK, 28% of whom were aged 11-12 years.
This research found that nearly a quarter of 11 and 12 year olds with a social networking site profile say they have been upset by something on it over the last year.
You can download Younger children and social networking sites: a blind spot from the NSPCC page about the report, which also summarises the key findings and recommendations.