Certain online activities drastically increase the chance of a child seeing upsetting content: joining social networks below the recommended age, using age-inappropriate games or apps; watching live streams; and participating in unmoderated chat groups. A 2021 report by Ofcom, however, found that only 30% of parents set up their children’s devices to block inappropriate content. National Online Safety have produced a free online safety guide for parents and carers, to learn about age-inappropriate content.

To visit their site, and to download the guide, please click here.