Dating websites 14 year olds

Yesterday, child safety experts, MPs and charities lambasted the social media giants for leaving children at risk.

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Under a European data protection law due to come into force next year, parents will have to give consent before children under a certain age can sign up for a social media profile.

This age will be set at 16 in many European countries but is expected to be 13 in Britain.

However, Ofcom's report found many parents are happy for young children to go online.

More than half of children aged three and four use the web.

Users are asked to enter their date of birth – but they can easily lie.

An Ofcom report, published today, found 51 per cent of 12-year-olds have a social media account, along with 46 per cent of 11-year-olds.

They know that around the world are tens of millions of children on their websites, and they choose to do nothing about it because they don't have to do anything about it.'Tory MP Damian Collins, chairman of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, said: 'If that number of young people are able to set up profiles online, then that suggests that not enough is done to check them.'Half of children aged three and four are watching videos on You Tube amid growing alarm over the platform’s disturbing content.

Young children flock to the Google-owned video website to watch cartoons and songs.

The app is supposed to be safe for very young children as parents can control what they watch.

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