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Keeping children safe

Online safety

The internet is an exciting place for children and young people to play, explore and connect.

It’s also an important learning tool, with early use of digital technology being shown to improve language skills and promote children’s social development and creativity.

But there are risks too, such as seeing inappropriate content, being cyberbullied or having personal information stolen.

By understanding and talking about the dangers you can help children and young people better understand the online world, recognise risks and help them stay safe.

Getting help


Offers good advice and information about staying safe online, as well as some simple, practical and easy steps you can take as a parent.

0808 800 5000


A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a safer place for children.

Internet Matters

Helping parents to find out more about what their children might be doing online with simple, practical and easy advice.

If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call

0345 155 1071

or email

Professionals should complete the MASH contact form.

If it’s an emergency call 999