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Study: Lots of Little Ones Have Online Presence

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

October 8, 2010

The security firm AVG has released study results that show 82 percent of kids under the age of two in 10 Western nations have an online presence, CNN reports. Newborns and toddlers in the U.S., New Zealand, Canada and Australia are the most likely to appear online in photographs, the report states. The study found that often it is friends or other family members--not the child's parents--who post the photos. "Obviously there's a privacy issue," said an AVG spokeswoman. "If they're applying for credit (later on) and having that information readily available for people who want to compromise their identities."
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