Hundreds of organisations have today been involved in a global day of action to improve online safety.
It comes as research suggests 63 per cent of parents have concerns over the rate at which technology is developing, changing the way their children communicate with them.
17,000 primary schools across the UK took part in Safer Internet Day. At an event at the headquarters of tech giant Microsoft, Emma Hardy from the Internet Watch Foundation said that this day gives parents an opportunity to get talking about internet safety not just for the child but the parents too.
The foundation is encouraging parents to ask their children for advice online.
Ms Hardy said: “We are really aware that parents need to know this sort of thing, so why don’t you ask you child ‘how do I keep myself safe?“
The Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.
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