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With these handy tips from Internet Matters and Virgin Media, minimise the risk of your little ones seeing things they shouldn’t online

By Virgin TV Edit

It’s never been more important or easy to keep connected and entertained on our devices, be they smartphones, laptops, or nifty little smart toasters.


But, with cutting-edge technologies and the possibilities they present come risks, with our amazingly intuitive devices making it ever easier for little ones to stray into the wilds of the internet and see something they shouldn’t… or buy a boat and book a hotel room in Berlin.

Luckily, Internet Matters and Virgin Media are on hand with a plethora of handy tips to keep your devices, and theirs, as safe and secure as your grandmother’s recipe book.


Whether it’s step by step parental controls guides that will help you to set up the right controls and privacy settings, learning about how to report online issues, plus advice broken down by age, Internet Matters have covered all bases to ensure each and every device is as little-one proof as possible.


Itching for some more security? Fear not… simply read on below to turn any and all devices into Fort Knox-esque havens of danger-free browsing…

Child Safe is an additional feature of your Web Safe service, which helps to protect any device connected to your Virgin Media home broadband network at no extra cost. Not heard about Web Safe and how it works to keep you secure? You can learn more about it here.


Setting parental controls is one part of keeping your little ones safe online, but they’re not always 100% effective. For more tips, and advice on how to have regular conversations with your kids about their online lives visit Internet Matters.

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