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Case study: From keyboard to wedding bells

FATHER of two Dave, 43, wasn't expecting to find love online.

Penguins are stone in love

TWO male Gentoo penguins try to pick up the perfect pebble in a bid to win love at Edinburgh zoo.

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Internet makes matches made in heaven

IT MAY not seem as romantic as eyes meeting across a crowded room, but internet dating has become one of the most popular ways of meeting a partner, according to a new study.

More than 1 in 4 girls 'suffer cyber-bullying'

MORE than a quarter of girls aged between ten and 18 have been the victims of cyber-bullying, a survey revealed today.

Man remanded in custody over schoolgirl's disappearance

A 49-year-old man was remanded in custody today when he appeared before a French court over his disappearance with a British schoolgirl.

Missing school girl found safe in France

A schoolgirl who went missing with a 49-year-old man she met on the internet has been found safe and well in France.

Net 'police' find suspect activity

NEARLY one-third of internet moderators, who police the content of internet chatrooms and social networking sites, have reported a suspected case of online child abuse, a study has found.

Terrorists recruiting on net via Facebook

RADICAL British Jihadist groups are using Facebook and other social networking sites to recruit members and distribute extremist literature.

Website hit by 'insults' row

DIRECTORY inquiries firm 118 118 is investigating a Facebook page where its former workers trade insults about customers.

Lawmen demand names of sex offenders using MySpace website

THE top law enforcement officers from eight US states yesterday sent a letter to MySpace.com, demanding the social networking site hand over the names of registered sex offenders who use the service.

Half children using web 'face online abuse'

MORE than half of children using the internet have had an "unwanted experience" online as the trend of using social networking sites increases, a new poll has found.

Online world is tainted by virtual sex abuse and paedophile pictures

IT WAS created as a kind of cyber-utopia, a parallel electronic universe where online users could reinvent themselves and create the world anew.

Boy charged over bat

AN 11-year-old boy has been charged by police after images were found on a website showing a youth wielding a baseball bat in Livingston.

How to wean them off their computers

SOME things never change: the sun rises, dogs bark, parents worry.

Children 'give too much away online'

ALMOST three-quarters of children admit they have given their e-mail address, a photograph of themselves or their phone number to a stranger they met online, according to a new study.

Man 'made girl go naked on internet'

A MAN appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday charged with sending sex messages to a 14-year-old girl and making her pose naked on the internet.

Eight face charge of grooming children under new net laws

EIGHT suspected paedophiles in Scotland are being prosecuted for grooming children, under new powers introduced to crack down on internet predators.

Paedophiles accused of 'brutal Soham' plot to kill two girls

TWO paedophiles plotted to rape and kill two young girls to recreate the Soham child murders, a court heard yesterday.

Man jailed for attack fuelled by 'web rage'

A MAN was jailed at the Old Bailey yesterday for Britain's first web-rage attack on another internet user.

Love at first byte as couple find romance on internet

ALONE in front of her computer, Susan Duffy sat watching the flickering screen waiting to see who else was online.

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