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Dutch Teens Top Europe in Social Network usage

The Dutch teens topped other European countries in the usage of Social Network sites online, according to a research report presented by European Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

80 percent of Dutch children between nine and sixteen years old has a profile on Facebook or another social network.

The Netherlands therefore ranks on top in the EU. On average, 59 percent of European children are active on a social network.

This conclusion based on the Digital Agenda presented by European Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Tuesday.

It also reveals that 26 percent of teenagers with a social network profile, is accessible to everyone. 14 percent show their address and phone number.

Kroes points to unsafe situations that may arise for teenagers. She wants the IT industry to designs products limit risk.

She will soon present recommendations for active social networks.