The most serious risk for children as a result of new technologies is through exploitation. The Internet can provide anonymity for those who will exploit vulnerable children. The UK Police have set up an organisation called Child Exploitation Online Protection – CEOP to educate children and their parents as to the dangers posed by predators on the Internet.
If you do only one thing after reading these pages it should be to go through the information that CEOP have provided for parents and then ensure that your children go through the pages intended for them. Discuss what they have seen and read on the site with them afterwards.