Daily Mirror

Two-thirds of young ‘suffer online harms’


TWO-THIRDS of internet users aged 13 to 24 have experience­d potential harm online, a study says.

Ofcom found they faced behaviour such as trolling, bullying and threats.

But fewer than one in six young people report them.

Women are significan­tly more likely than men to say a potential harm has offended them.

Andy Burrows, of the NSPCC, said the Online Safety Bill provides a vital opportunit­y to give youths more protection.

But he added: “As it stands, some high-risk sites will be able to side-step duties to prevent children from seeing dangerous material.”

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