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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 10, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

    Safer Internet Day ’09

    Ciara O'Brien

    Released to coincide with Safer Internet Day, this Microsoft study says a fifth of Irish teens have experienced bullying of some sort online, most commonly over instant messaging, while 55 per cent have unrestricted access to the internet.

    The study doesn’t specify ages, but it would be interesting to see how old the teenagers were. Unrestricted access at 17 is far different to the same at 13.

    Update: Talked about this on the Last Word on Today FM. I haven’t heard it yet, but I’m hoping the bit where it sounded like I look up dodgy websites for fun didn’t make the final cut. My parents may disown me.