40% of kids regularly visit forbidden sites

Friday, 1 June 2007, 1:42 PM EST

Children under the age of 16 are regularly visiting websites that have been prohibited by their parents, divulge personal details to strangers and meet up with people they met online, according to research published today.

Online identity firm Garlik commissioned research among 500 children aged 815 and 500 parents across the UK. Its findings suggest that 40% of children regularly visit websites that are prohibited by their parents.

At Out-Law.

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