According to Sun newspaper reports, nearly 970,000 children regularly enter the site and has made it a part of their daily lives. Around 46% children use the site occasionally and girls mostly use the site.
After Facebook, Twitter and Club Penguin are the most popular social networking sites. Less than 10 percent children use Twitter and Club Penguin.
Around two-thirds of children use social networking sites because their friends do. Peer pressure is the key motivation for using the site, says experts.
Ina Mitskavets, author of the "Children's Lifestyles" was quoted as saying, "Today's children are well versed in all aspects of the internet, with almost a million children aged seven to 12 using Facebook -- highlighting just how popular the site has become."