More than half of children in the UK using the internet have had an "unwanted experience", a poll suggests.
Really? Well, let's face it, it's not just the children, is it? I have had a number of unwanted experiences because I keep seeing stories that remind me that NuLabour are still in power, that Gordon Brown isn't dead, that Cameron is an arsehole and, worst of all, twice a week I get an unwanted reminder that Polly Toynbee still spouts utter, utter shit.
In short, every single day I surf the web, I am reminded that fucking socialists still exist, which is, as far as I am concerned, a unwanted experience.
The NSPCC found 50.4% of 2,053 children had experienced problems such as bullying, being threatened or sexually harassed while online.
As Dizzy pointed out in reference to that extraordinary story about a "rape" occuring in the virtual world of Second Life, they can always log off the bloody thing.
It is concerned about the popularity of social networking sites such as Bebo or MySpace, which it says 52% of children aged 11-16 use once a day.
The NSPCC says these could heighten children's exposure to abusive people.
Well, that'll prepare them for real life in Blair's Britain, eh? Besides, in my experience, it's usually the children that are abusive anyway.
But, of course, won't somebody think of the children?