Children and young people spend lots of time on the internet. They may go online to research information for homework or to play games, chat with friends and make new ones.
The internet holds a massive amount of useful information and can also be a really good way of learning about new things and keeping in contact with friends and family. It can also be a very dangerous place so it is important that children are protected and monitored when they are online.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)
This organisation has lots of information about how to keep your children safe online and parental controls. The link to the website is www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents
The NSPCC also offers lots of helpful tips and advice parents can use to keep their children safe on the internet and social networks.
Click here to access the NSPCC guides to social networks, apps and games which gives information that includes outlining the risks and dangers children face when using the internet.