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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

NSPCC

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

nspcc.org.uk

0808 800 5000

Childnet

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

childnet.com

Internet Matters

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

internetmatters.org

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

0345 155 1071

or email mash@devon.gov.uk.

If it’s an emergency call 999


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