Children as young as three are being warned about the dangers posed by the internet.
To some parents such a move may seem excessive, but the organisers of the campaign say it's essential that even pre-school youngsters understand the risks that exist.
And to help get a complex message across to those so young a special puppet play has been developed to help them.
Malcolm Shaw spoke to Jane Crawshaw, Traum Theatre Company, Donna Comerford, Brighton Digital Festival, and Emily Cherry, NSPCC.
As part of the Countdown to Christmas campaign, Dorset Police is issuing online safety advice to parents across the south.
Children face several risks online such as accessing inappropriate websites, losing control over pictures and videos and communicating with strangers.
Online communication poses further risks concerning sexting, online bullying and grooming where control over these are lost once sent.
Internet Safety Officer for the Safe Schools and Communities Team (SSCT) Mark Howell advises parents to be vigilant of their children's online activities and suggests that parents encourage their children to show them how the websites work.
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