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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.

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'Over half' of parents do not use internet filters

Some 53% of parents do not use controls designed to stop their children from looking at violent or pornographic imagery, campaigners for greater online safety found.

The Internet Matters campaign also found:

  • Another 48% of parents would prefer information about child internet safety to be available online.
  • Some 58% of parents haven't applied any passwords.
  • And 55% of parents don't monitor their child's internet usage.

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