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40% Of Children Are Talking To Strangers Online.

: 09/10/2019 - 17:44

More than 40 per cent of children are talking to strangers online.

A new survey from CyberSafeIreland says children as young as 8 years old are speaking to people on the internet that they don't know in real life.

It also found 12 per cent of 8 to 13 year olds spend 61 full days online a year.

Chief executive of CyberSafeIreland Alex Cooney is encouraging parents to hold off giving a smart device to their children for as long as possible:

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