The data released by Parliament reveals that the number of taser incidents involving children has multiplied 11 times in the past six years.
Since 2007, police were cleared to use the high voltage stun guns on under-18s, the number of cases involving children has jumped from 27 in 2007 to 323 in 2011.
In the past three years, at least six children aged 14 have been shot with the 50,000 volt devices.
Four 15-year-olds and 13 youngsters aged 16 have also been stunned by police with children as young as 11 reported to have been threatened.
One girl aged 12 was shot with a taser by police in St Helens after she brandished knives and threatened to hurt herself.
The figures were unveiled following a parliamentary question asked by British Liberal Democrat backbencher Julian Huppert.
As it stands, only specially trained officers can use tasers.
Last year, the Police Federation called for all police officers to be armed with the stun guns.
Sophie Khan, director of Police Action Centre, said tasers should only be used on children if there is “no other feasible way to restrain them”.
She said: “It is shocking that Tasers have been used on under 18s nearly once a day for the last two years.
“Tasers should only be used on children and young adults if there is no other feasible way to restrain them due to the specific health risks they could suffer. If the Taser is fired at their chest there is a higher risk they will suffer a cardiac arrest. ”
She added: “This needs to be addressed by the police forces immediately before there is a serious injury caused to a child or young adults.”
However, the statistics are not broken down into whether guns were fired or threatened with the laser dot.
Red dots are used to pinpoint where the officer plans to shoot the taser – which fires a barb attached to a wire to deliver an electric shock when shot.
Experts say that even using the red dot can still cause damage.
Yet a Home Office spokesperson said that the chance of tasters causing “life-threatening injuries is low”.
They said: “The taser provides the police with an additional tactical option that is less-lethal than conventional firearms and there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths in the UK directly linked to their use.
“The Home Office and the police have rigorously tested Taser and independent medical assessments have concluded that the risk of serious or life threatening injuries is low.”
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