09 May 2008

UK - Child web-safety guide launched

New teaching resources aimed at helping primary school children surf the web safely have been launched. Figures from regulator Ofcom suggest 500,000 five to seven-year-olds are allowed to go online unsupervised. Teachers have expressed concern many are joining gaming or social networking sites and leaving personal details without realising the risks. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) has devised a cartoon series to warn of the dangers.