However, Cyber Safety Solutions director Susan McLean said children as young as Year 2 are being cyber-bullied because parents are allowing them and helping them set up Facebook sites.
McLean, a former police officer who talks in schools nationwide, said she was meeting Year 2 pupils who had their own Facebook pages with parental permission.
To do this parents have to lie about the age of their child. A 7 year old is listed as a 13 year old.
McLean said Year 2 students were the youngest she was aware of who had been cyber-bullied, with reports of them being targeted via children’s online games and emails.