(PRWEB UK) 23 February 2013
According to the Sky News article a third of young people aged between 14 and 18 have been abused online in the past six months. Most of the abuse is aimed at physical appearance, religion and race. 23% of those questioned in research carried out by charity vInspired said they admit to finding trolling funny and one in 10 admit to carrying out attacks. Of the 2,000 youngsters polled regarding the issue more than two thirds admit to receiving an abusive message from someone they know.
Investigators at Private Investigator Manchester have been promoting the importance of keeping children safe online and fully support what vInspired are doing. Parental Computer Monitoring can help to keep parents in the loop. A lot of the time parents of older teens do not monitor what is happening in their lives because of privacy and independence issues. However, it can sometimes be that seemingly lack of interest that has possibly driven the child to trolling.
Mary Rogers, spokesperson from Private Investigator Manchester said:
“In my expert opinion trolling is a phenomenon of the digital age and many of the children who troll do so because it is part of social networking and harmless fun; however this is not the case when you hear of children self-harming as a result of constant troll attacks.”
Mary went on to say:
“Young children and teenagers are often cruel to each other and the online arena can keep children anonymous so the temptation to be even more damning is huge. Parents can help by monitoring what their children online and then tackling any trolling issues either if they are the attacked or the attacker.”
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