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New Way For Trolls To Target Children
6:23am 17th June 2013
(Updated 6:23am 17th June 2013)
Pirate FM has learnt bullies have found a fresh way to target Cornish children on Facebook.
Youngsters tell us an app, used to ask each other questions, is being exploited by trolls.
They are using it to post abusive comments in personal feeds.
Georgia from St Ives worries for younger children who are online and do not realise the dangers.
She said: "A lot of people get anonymous questions - or stuff that's really serious like, 'go kill yourself' basically or 'Is it true you slept with this guy?' Stuff you don't want people to know about.
"You don't know who is asking you the questions and, obviously, if they ask you lots of personal questions, there could be millions of people who find out this stuff about you. It's really worrying."
A new scheme could be rolled out in primary schools in the Duchy, that's been designed by secondary students.
Teacher Beth Copley told us it was sparked by a talk given by the police: "We invited the youth officer to come in and talk about these issues. He, in particular, mentioned primary school pupils - and how little publicity material there is.
"We are certainly going to be using it in the school. As a result of that we will try to take it to primary schools. Certainly the police officer asked if he could have the material - so we're hoping he will be able to use it."
Five Ways To Stay Safe on Facebook:
- Check your security settings - change them so Only Friends can access your page.
- Don't add people you don't know in real life.
- Don't post information about going away - it makes it easier for thieves to target you.
- Don't add too much personal information.
- Think about the photos you are adding - i.e. children wearing school uniform.
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