The virtual world of the Internet is a great place to learn, play games and get useful information; it is an integral part of modern life. However, like the real world, it also poses many dangers particularly for young children; parents can find it hard to know how to protect their child in this world.
The UK Safer Internet Centre gives excellent advice for parents and carers with tools and strategies to keep children safe online available from the website link below under these headings:
Having ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online
Using safety tools on social networks and other online services, eg Facebook privacy settings
Deciding if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
Understanding devices and the parental control tools on offer in a Parents' Guide to Technology
Here is a reminder of the age restrictions on some of the currently popular games and websites.