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Private online chat and divulging personal information identified as risks for kids

News | 11/02/2001 5:00 am EST

The Media Awareness Network is warning that many youth are putting themselves at risk online by chatting alone, divulging personal information, and arranging face-to-face meetings with Internet acquaintances. While its findings should be a "wake-up call", Jan D’Arcy, co-director of the network, says "the silver lining to this story, and there is one, is that where families have rules and limits about Internet use, young people are less vulnerable to these kinds of risks."

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