Parents invited to join Twitter Chat this evening

Get Safe Online and Norton are joining forces this evening to help parents keep their children safe online, on the same day as an NSPCC report highlights the dangers. 

Marian Merritt, Norton’s Online Family Safety Advocate and Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online, will be hosting a Twitter Chat to answer questions from parents and others responsible for children's safety. They'll cover a raft of topics from how to prevent cyber bullying to making the most of parental controls. The event has been organised against a background of 56% of the UK population having been targeted by online criminals … and entire year groups of young teenage children in schools having viewed adult pornography.

Only today, the NSPCC has published a landmark report in which it says that "children safer from strangers in the park than their bedroom", reported on here in the Telegraph.

As an added incentive to tweet, everyone using #KeepSafeOnline during the Twitter Chat will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a year’s subscription to Norton's Family Premier –  a service which helps protect children when they go online. The RRP for the product is £29.99.

The hour-long Twitter Chat starts at 7.30pm. You are welcome to join in by using #KeepSafeOnline and follow @GetSafeOnline, @MarianMerritt and @Tony Neate to see the conversation starters, as well as interesting views.

Please send any advance questions together with your Twitter handle to [email protected] or via DM on @GetSafeOnline

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