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Hollywood stars warn against the internet

Clooney and Cyrus amongst A-listers who are strongly opposed to social networking

Several Hollywood celebrities have warned against the internet over dangers of social networking for children and the problem of bogus homepages, reports the Daily Express.

The growing links between social networking sites and crimes against children are known to have prompted Disney star and pop singer Miley Cyrus to discourage children against the net.

"I'm urging kids, don't go on the internet. It's not fun; it's dangerous," said Cyrus, who is said to be a reformed "web addict".

The Express cited the case of a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by a 48-year old man in the US, after he lied about his age and lured her on a "date" online.

Award-winning actor George Clooney expressed his anger over false webpages in actors' names.

He said he "would rather have a prostate exam on live television by a guy with very cold hands than have a Facebook page."

Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are other actors who are said to have expressed opinions against social networking sites.