Live Q&A session today with the NSPCC and O2 to mark Safer Internet Day

PUBLISHED: 10:04 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:26 06 February 2018

Abbie Gillgan is the NSPCC child safety online projects manager, Picture credit: NSPCC.

Abbie Gillgan is the NSPCC child safety online projects manager, Picture credit: NSPCC.


Children’s charity the NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to mark Safer Internet Day on February 6.

Watch our question and answer session on Facebook Live with the NSPCC’s online child safety expert Abbie Gillgan today at 4.15pm, where we’ll be discussing the risks of internet use and how best to protect children online.

Since 2015, the NSPCC and O2 have been creating resources for parents to help their children use the internet safely, and today’s live stream will be joined by O2 guru Antonio Taylor. To submit your questions, tweet us, comment below the article on Facebook, or email us at

On average, one in three internet users is a child, with one in four reporting having experienced something upsetting on social media.

The NSPCC and O2 have created the Share Aware campaign, aimed at eight to 13-year-olds, which offers ideas on how to get children talking to parents about safer internet use.

Parents can also speak to O2 gurus in store for advice on their children’s web use, or they can call the online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002 for help with online bullying issues or changing privacy settings on apps.

Information about the most popular sites, apps and games which young people use can be found on, which includes a breakdown of content and age ratings.

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