Internet safety website for parents launched

Telecommunications giants Sky, BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have launched a one-stop hub website aimed at teaching parents how about internet safety.

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Some 74% of said they wanted to know more about internet safety for their children. Credit: PA

The website was set up after the Internet Matters campaign found almost three-quarters (74%) of the 1,500 parents they spoke to said they wanted to know more about how to protect their children online.

The campaign, which is funded by the four internet service providers but operates independently, aims to remove uncertainty and provide parents with access to simple, current and practical advice.

Singer Sophie Ellis Bexter and her mother Janet will push the button to set the Internet Matters portal live at the launch event at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London, later today.

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Telecommunications giants launch internet safety campaign

Four of the biggest internet providers, Sky, BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have a launched a website designed to improve internet safety for children by educating their parents.