Children's Online Safety Test

At Virgin Media O2, we want internet users of all ages to enjoy all the wonderful things the web has to offer, safely. However, when it comes to educating your kids about the internet, you might feel out of your depth, when they’re learning, playing and chatting to friends on websites and apps you’re unfamiliar with.

To get you up to speed on the things you should be keeping an eye out for, check out our Children’s Internet Safety Test below, and keep on top of how your little ones are making use of the world wide web.

How to introduce the kids to the internet

It's important to build trust with your child and talk to them about the potential issues they may face online. Be someone that they can confide in, and reassure them that you're always there to offer support and protection should they need it. Take a look at our resources below to help you on your way.

Top tips for mums and dads

Stay ahead of tech trends with these important resources for parents with web-ready kids.

Switched On Families

Modern life is busy, and you may not always be present when your child is using the internet. That's why we've put together an interactive guide to give families honest and useful advice on keeping web safe, called Switched On Families. Stay informed and make sure your tribe is benefitting from all the good stuff the web has to offer, with none of the risk.

Go to Switched on Families

Internet Matters

Virgin Media and other major broadband providers have launched Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organisation offering parents further resources to help them keep their children safer online; while supporting broadband parental controls.

Go to Internet Matters

Reporting online threats

If you come across illegal terrorist information, pictures or videos on the internet, they can be reported through a dedicated government site. You can remain anonymous if you want.

Report an incident

Online safety tips

How to protect your loved ones from the harmful aspects of the web.

Learn Online Safety Tips


A parent's guide to cyberbullying and how it relates to their children.

Read 'Cyberbullying' Article

Online identity theft

How does online identity theft work and how can you protect yourself.

Read 'Identity Theft' Article

Inappropriate content online

How to prevent children from finding offensive content on the web.

Read 'Inappropriate content online' Article

Screen time

The burning question for parents: how do you manage your kids screen time?

Read 'Screen time' Article

Useful Links