In this interview I continue my campaign for better internet safety for children with an interview with the incredibly interesting Richard Pursey, CEO of  Richard confirmed my worries, agreeing that the topic of our children and online safety is a genuine cause of growing concern in this internet age.

I am desperate to try out the SafeToNet app when it launches after the sneak-peek I saw this week. It’s clear that this app is at the forefront of technology when it comes to keeping our children safe online.

In my opinion, every device given to a child under 18 should come with a parental control like the one embodied in the SafeToNet software. Who’s with me?

NSPCC and O2

  • Net Aware – The NSPCC has joined forces with O2 to help parents understand online life as kids know it. We have worked with over 2,049 parents and carers, and 2,059 young people to review social networks and apps that children use.
  • Advice Line – The NSPCC and 02 offer a free online safety advice line to parents. Advisors from O2 are trained by NSPCC to provide support and advice on privacy settings, parental controls, and apps, sites and games that children are using. Expert advisors can be contacted for free on 0808 8005002.

Other helpful resources


The NSPCC on Keeping Your Children Safe on The Internet