The Danish Media Council has published some findings from an online survey about Danish children and young people’s use of social network sites. One conclusion from the survey is that there is too much focus on the negative sides. Instead, social networks and communities have become a natural and positive extention to kids’ normal lives.
2,400 children between 12 and 18 years of age have participated in the survey. Only 34.1 percent of the respondents say their parents have talked to them about their usage of online communities.
These kids spend lots of time on chat portals, social networks and communities. As many as 30.9 percent spend more than 2 hours a day and 29.5 percent spend 1-2 hours a day.