It is therefore important to talk to your children about staying safe online with your child and make sure they know that they can turn to you if they get into any difficulty.For more information about key topics such as cyberbullying, sexting and social networking, see more advice for parents.You can find out more about this in our Parents’ Guide to Technology.If children are taking their devices out of the home, it's worth bearing in mind that they could connect to public wifi, for example, in a shop, cafe or restaurant.The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time.They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider.As a safety precaution, please change your password.Look out for the Friendly Wi Fi symbol which shows that the wifi has filters in place to limit access to pornographic content.
Other services that are popular with young people also provide tools that are helpful to activate in addition to filters.
Find out more about safety tools on popular online services.
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