Dutch kids internet record-holders

18th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Dutch children have the highest number of internet profiles of all European children aged between 9 and 12. And 70 percent of them have a personal page on a social networking site.

The figures were released by the European Commission on Monday. French kids are at the bottom of the list with just 25 percent. In the category 13-year-olds to 16-year-olds, the Netherlands scored one of the highest percentages: 87 percent.

The European Commission notes that many young people maintain profiles which are accessible to all. European Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes warns that: “These children are taking risks and form vulnerable prey for stalkers and paedophiles.”


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