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Free internet safety sessions in Cheltenham today

The internet safety course will include how to protect children from online bullying Credit: ITV News West Country

Cheltenham Council's holding free internet safety sessions today for parents, teachers and carers.

They'll cover topics like the rise of social media, and how to protect young people from online bullying. The Council says primary schools throughout Cheltenham are concerned that staff and parents need extra support to tackle the internet's potential dangers.

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Parents advised to monitor children's internet use

The MP for Devizes is asking parents to keep a closer eye on their children's mobile phone and internet usage. Claire Perry says it'll help protect them from online dangers such as adult images and innapropriate contact with strangers.

She has given the warning in her role as childhood adviser to the government.