Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun.But children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate.

It may feel daunting, but you don't need to be an expert on the internet.

Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe online.

When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family.

There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online. Others that are legal might have unregulated advice or are meant for adults only.

Children must be at least 13 to register on most social networking websites.

But there's not a lot standing in the way of children joining at a younger age.

Age limits are there to keep children safe so you shouldn't feel pressurised into letting younger children join these websites.

Children may come across this content by mistake, or they may look for it because they're curious.

Promises of special offers or prizes can also draw young people in.