13/10/2009 08:42 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Are You Worried About Your Child's Online Safety?

To parents and child safety experts, the Internet is a dangerous playground, full of online predators dreaming about luring children into a trap.

There are sites out there that promote violence, there is so much harmful content you would never like your child to see, and finally, there is a danger that your teen will meet an online "friend", presumably just another teenager looking for friendship in the virtual world, who will then turn out to be a 40-year-old man...

To most of us, it would feel best to never leave our kids unattended, to always keep them company while they're exploring the online playground and are just having fun. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we have jobs to go to and afterwards still have loads of other things we need to do, so there will be times when our kids will sit in front of the flickering screens all by themselves.

Now, there are a number of online safety tools available, but are you really using any? There is software that can filter and block potentially harmful content or even help you monitor your child online.

How about you? Are you using any online safety tools? Do you feel there is a need for more?