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ONLY 4 per cent of six- to 17-year-olds have access to the Internet from their bedrooms, says a new study.

Sonia Livingstone, a social psychologist at the London School of Economics, found that 72 per cent of six- to 1-year-olds have their own room, a third a computer games console and 12 per cent a personal computer. E-mail is mainly used for flirting by teenagers as it's better for passing on risque remarks, researchers say.

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