25 percent of Taiwanese minors asked to share revealing photos: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/08/2020
By: Wu Hsin-yun, Tai Yu-pei and Joseph Yeh

CNA file photo for illustrative purpose only

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) A child welfare organization on Wednesday urged parents to be more alert to internet safety, saying that at least a quarter of Taiwan's children had been approached online to share revealing or sexually explicit photos.

According to the non-profit Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF), its recent survey on internet safety and privacy found 36 percent of Taiwanese 11-15 years of age had received requests via social media for in-person meetings with strangers.

The survey also showed that 46 percent of Taiwanese in that age group had been propositioned online to start relationships, while another 36 percent had shared important personal information, including their names and photos, with strangers on the internet, the foundation said.

Lee Hung-wen (李宏文), head of the CWLF's policymaking center, said the findings of the survey were alarming and showed many minors in Taiwan were not aware of the importance of protecting their privacy online.   [FULL  STORY]

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