North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham is lending his support to the NSPCC’s new ‘Share Aware’ campaign which aims to get families talking about socialising safely online.
The NSPCC has created a new online guide to help inform parents about the risks of different social networking sites used by children.
An NSPCC panel of more than 500 parents from Mumsnet reviewed 48 social networking sites and said all those aimed at adults and teenagers were too easy for children under-13s to sign-up to. On more than 40 per cent, the panel struggled to locate privacy, reporting and safety information.
Those aimed at younger children, like Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, Popjam and Bearville, however, got the all-clear.
Mr Bellingham MP said: “I hope parents will use the NSPCC’s no-nonsense guides to untangle the web, understand what their children may be doing online, and feel confident talking to them about how to stay safe.”