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Internet Matters and Virgin Media

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.

Surf safely in the new school year

As a new term starts and kids head back to school, it's the perfect time to check up on your child's digital safety and well-being.

Whether you've got a little one in primary school or a teen at secondary, Internet Matters has put together a superb range of resources on how to help them navigate the digital world.

From helping young children establish good online safety habits, to supporting digitally savvy teens in making smarter choices online, Internet Matters provides everything you need to get the school year off to a flying start.

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Key internet safety issues

The links below lead to 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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Digital Resilience

Just like learning to ride a bike or cross the road, kids need to learn how to navigate the ever-changing digital world safely and with confidence.

Internet Matters have put together a series of videos designed to give parents the advice they need to help their little ones understand when they're at risk online and how and where to get help. Each video is tailored towards a certain age group, so whether you've got a 6 year old or a teenager, there's plenty of helpful tips aimed at building up their digital resilience.

 

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