Children in England sign over digital rights 'regularly and unknowingly'

Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 05/01/2017 19:08

Children are being left to fend for themselves in the digital world, regularly signing over rights to their private messages and pictures unknowingly and with scant advice from parents or schools, according to England's children's commissioner.

Almost half of eight- to 11-year-olds have agreed impenetrable terms and conditions to give social media giants such as Facebook and Instagram control over their data, without any accountability, according to the commissioner's Growing Up Digital taskforce.

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