Parents failing to protect their children online, survey reveals

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December 22, 2014
Parents failing to protect their children online, survey reveals

Most parents are not using internet safety controls to protect their children from being exposed to inappropriate content online, a survey has found.

Internet Matters, which conducted the survey, said more than 60 per cent of parents had not put parental controls on their children’s toys with online access.

The survey also revealed that more than 40 per cent of parents do not supervise their children’s internet usage, and almost a third did not know how to set up internet filters on their children’s devices.

Dark web
The news comes as Prime Minister David Cameron announced a new law which could see people who are caught seeking sexual images of children online imprisoned for two years.

He also revealed that the National Crime Agency alongside the Government’s intelligence gathering agency GCHQ, would be setting up a unit to combat the “dark web” – an encrypted online area where images can be exchanged in secret.

Meanwhile in Merseyside shocking new figures revealed that children as young as ten had been arrested for rape and sex offences. [READ FULL STORY]

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