Teenagers’ long stints on­line

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Trying to pro­tect chil­dren from all on­line risks may be fu­tile, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port, which says young­sters are in­creas­ingly con­duct­ing their on­line lives in pri­vate.

The study also warns that more than a third (27%) of UK 15-year-olds are now “ex­treme in­ter­net users”, on their com­put­ers for more than six hours a day out­side school hours. The re­port, from the Ed­u­ca­tion Pol­icy In­sti­tute (EPI), said young peo­ple in the UK are ex­ten­sive users of so­cial me­dia sites, such as Face­book, In­sta­gram and Snapchat, with 95% of 15-year-olds in the UK us­ing so­cial me­dia be­fore or af­ter school in 2015.

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