Peter Wanless, Chief Executive, NSPCC

We know that children and young people need the help of adults to keep them safe online and to learn who and what they can trust online.

However, they may sometimes be reluctant to raise the matter themselves. That is why it is vital for parents, carers and adults working with young people to educate children and build a relationship based on openness and trust. This should include regular conversations with the child about what they are doing in their lives, both online and offline.

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to remind families and adults working with children of the importance of having this dialogue and coming together to ensure children can enjoy being online safely.