Mar 13, 2019

Cartoons about online safety launched for four-year-olds

NCA Children aged four to seven are being targeted in a new online video campaign from the National Crime Agency. Jessie & Friends features three animated children who explore online videos and social media - but they soon realise that dangers are lurking there. In 2018, 25% of their parents said they were worried about children giving out details to inappropriate people online - a rise from 18% the previous year. Parents, carers and teachers needed to be able to discuss online safety with children in a sensitive and positive way, said NCA director Rob Jones. Jessie & Friends made it easier for parents to raise the subject of online safety with children, said Will Gardner, chief executive of Childnet.

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