We recognise that as a parent, particularly as a single parent, you also have an important role to play in keeping your children as safe as possible online.

Christian Connection is only open to adults aged 18+. Whilst we don't ask for proof of age when someone joins, we remove profiles that we believe are underage. However, as a parent, it's worth being aware that there are steps that you can take to prevent your child from accessing certain apps and content.

Parental controls can be set up on laptops, smartphones and tablets and can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, restrict access to apps like dating services, and can also help you manage how long children spend online. 

Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation created to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Internet Matters provides step-by-step guides to help parents set up the right controls and privacy settings on the smartphones, networks, gadgets, apps and sites that children use, giving them a safer online experience. Internet Matters recognise that controlling a device's access is just one tool in ensuring online safety. Their website contains advice and guidance on how to discuss these issues with children to the best effect.

Find out more at internetmatters.org.

Also: Read our advice on using ISP filters.