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Sunday November 3, 2013 MYT 6:23:44 PM
TAWAU: A study showed that 30% teenagers aged 13-17, were willing to meet face-to-face with people whom they had only met online.
According to Sabah Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Abdul Malek Harun, 71% of teenagers aged between 13 and 17 admitted getting messages from persons whom they did not know when they went online.
Referring to a study conducted by technology experts, 40% of the respondents would usually respond to the messages, 45% were asked for personal particulars, while 30% would meet up with the strangers they had chatted with.
He said the statistics clearly showed that teenagers were now no longer safe even while at home.
Advising teenagers to be on guard while interacting with stangers online, he described cyberspace as being full of traps.
"Readily trusting strangers and revealing personal information such as names, addresses and telephone numbers would be perilous if they have vile intentions.
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Crime, Internet, Teenagers
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