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Why children take online risks

YOUNG people take more risks online because they feel the rules of the real world do not apply, a leading cyber-psychologist has claimed.

Mary Aiken (above), of the Royal College of Surgeons, told a cyber-ethics debate in Trinity College that young people view going online as "somewhere to go and hang out".

"In cyberspace, it can appear that nobody is in charge," she warned, adding that even very young children had embraced online technology. Report: Page 3. Comment: Page 29

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