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Children’s online safety in 2016: what are parents’ concerns, how do they address these and what support do they need?

Internet Matters commissioned a programme of research over the summer of 2016 which consisted of a nationally representative online survey of 6-16 year olds and a range of qualitative work with parents and children across the country. This report summarises findings from this research in terms of how parents and children use the internet and what risks parents identify from this, how parents approach helping their children to stay safe from these risks and what help and support parents receive, or would like to receive, in doing this. It looks in particular detail at these questions in relation to cyberbullying and sexting.