How to protect young children from the dangers of the Internet


I'm sure I'm not alone in letting my 5 year old use a tablet to play games or watch YouTube videos - allowing her to watch My Little Pony videos is the only way we manage to get to sleep past 05:30!

We all know how to teach teenagers to be safe online (be careful in chat rooms, don't put personal details on Facebook, don't send naked photos to your boyfriend) but a lot of parents don't realize that we also need to be vigilant with much younger children. You might think your kids are safe because they don't know about chat rooms or social networks yet, but it's worth thinking about these points...