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What would you like to know about keeping children safe online?

PUBLISHED: 08:44 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:45 09 February 2018

A child using a laptop. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A child using a laptop. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Archant

The internet was used to commit 100 child sex offences in Norfolk alone last year, figures show.

The NSPCC has seen a growing number of cases where children and young people have been targeted by adults through apps and social media platforms.

While it can see children exposed to inappropriate conversations or material online, it can also result in adults meeting children in person.

Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, saw more than 1,000 organisations come together to start a national conversation about using technology responsibly and safely.

The NSPCC, in partnership with O2, has created Net Aware, which looks at the safety of sites children use most, as well as giving guidance on age suitability.

• We will be holding a Facebook Live discussion with Katy Cole, the charity’s schools service coodinator, about what parents can do to keep children safe online - and warning signs to look out for.

• It will begin at 12.30pm on Friday and you can watch by visiting our Facebook page.

• If you’ve got any questions you’d like us to ask, comment below or email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk


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