37% of 10-year-olds on FB, over 24% on Instagram: Survey


A new study on the effect of smartphone and internet use based on a survey of over 3400 school going children shows that a significant 42.9% respondents confessed to having a social networking account. Drawing attention to the ease with which children could create an account and asserting on the need to ensure their safety to prevent harassment and abuse, the study commissioned by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights also brings into focus a bigger concern that a large proportion of 10 years olds have social media accounts.