It’s vital to keep our children safe in cyberspace

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  • Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015

LAST year, a nationwide survey in Malaysia found that one in four of all schoolchildren had been bullied through the Internet, while nearly three in every four kids taking part in the survey said that they had been called names or received improper messages or inappropriate photos while online.

Meanwhile, data from the Boston Consulting Group on Internet use among children in 13 countries shows that 8% may have unknowingly subscribed to commercial services, one in 10 has potentially been subject to personal data misuse, and one in five potentially exposed to harmful content.

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