The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console, iPod, tablet or smartphone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are. Our young people live and interact in a digital age.
As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
Click the links to access a range of resources to help you keep your children safe online.
ThinkUKnow - Find out more how to protect yourself and your children online.
BBC Own It - A guide to your life online.
Internetmatters.org - Helping parents keep their children safe online.
UK Safer Internet Centre - A mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.
CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command.