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Growing trend of social networking sites for children

17 July 2010 Last updated at 07:01 BST

A social networking site aimed at 6 to 8 year-olds is the latest indication that children are spending increasing time on computers.

Critics say youngsters are missing out on 'human connections', whilst participating parents hope an early start will teach children online etiquette and safety under parental supervision.

Sharon Carpenter reports.