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ParentPort helps parents keep children safe online

The online media complaints portal - ParentPort - has today launched a one-stop shop for parents to help them keep children safe when online, watching films and playing video games.

Despite a large volume of useful tips and online safety advice already being available online, this information is often fragmented and difficult to find.

ParentPort has brought this information together and organised it into a number of easily accessible top tip categories to help parents learn more about setting up online controls, improving mobile safety and keeping children safe on social networking sites.

The ParentPort website has been jointly developed by the PCC and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD), the BBC Trust, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the Office of Communications (Ofcom), and the Video Standards Council (VSC)/Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) and provides straightforward information on what parents can do if they feel they have seen or heard something inappropriate for their children.

The site makes the process of making a complaint easier by directing parents to the right regulator for their specific area of concern. It also provides a ‘Have Your Say' section, which allows parents to provide informal feedback and comments which regulators can use as an extra gauge of parental views.

Click here to read the full press release issued today.


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