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Virgin Media supports Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online.

 

Key internet safety issues

The links below lead to specific information and advice on how to talk to your child, recommended expert resources and practical advice on the positive actions you can take.

 

Cyberbullying

Many parents won’t be aware of how difficult this issue can be for children, but cyberbullying is one of the most far-reaching issues facing young people today.

 

Online Grooming

Online grooming of children by strangers can aim to take advantage of a child’s naivety and inability to protect themselves from danger.

 

Online Reputation

A child’s online reputation can be affected by what they publish and post online. This can stay with them for life.

 

 

Radicalisation

Online radicalisation is an increasing concern for parents in the digital age as children can be introduced to ideas that you as parents may not want then to know about.

 

 

Inappropriate Content

Pornographic, violent, gambling and ideological content can be inappropriate for children that are still in their formative years.

 

 

Online Pornography

Online pornography and sexualised imagery is easily accessible on the internet, and children can innocently stumble across it without meaning to.

 

Privacy and Identity Theft

A child's identity can be stolen just like an adult's can, so it's important to ensure your child understands the importance of personal data privacy.

 

Self-Harm

Children can use the internet to educate themselves about self-harm and connect with pro-self-harm communities.

 

 

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