More than 80 percent of school-age children receive lewd, inappropriate, or potentially dangerous "spam"—or unsolicited commercial eMail—on a daily basis, according to a recent survey by internet security firm Symantec Corp. The survey underscores the need for parents, educators, and policy makers to find new ways to combat spam, which is a growing problem for all internet users.

The report, which polled 1,000 children between the ages of seven and 18, found America's youth are constantly being bombarded with electronic solicitations recruiting them for everything from bogus online sweepstakes and shady investment ventures to discounted...

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