iol.co.za: When the Internet becomes child's play

jugendschutz.net

For a generation of young girls, it has become a digital heaven. Instead of dashing out to play after school or doing their homework, they leave the real world behind and log onto a virtual one.
Children have always loved playing make-believe, but now the internet has created a new forum for their fantasies where they design their own identities on a new wave of websites that cater specifically for pre-teen girls.