UNICEF has published a brief report which showcases young people's perceptions of the risks that children and adolescents face in their digital life.
Findings in Perils and Possibilities: Growing up online are from an April 2016 UNICEF/Ipsos global poll of more than 10,000 18-year-olds in 25 countries.
The research is part of the #ENDviolence online campaign, and focus on sexual exploitation, bullying, harrassament, inappropriate user-generated contents etc. More than half of adolescents think that they have friends that participate in risky online behaviours and 59 per cent said that meeting new people online is either somewhat or very important to them.
Peer support is clearly important with 54 per cent of respondents saying that they would tell a friend if they were threatened or felt unsafe online, 44 per cent strongly agreed that they could help a friend who is facing an online risk: the figure for central European countries was 63 per cent.