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GOSPORT’S MP has led an inquiry into how children can be kept safe on the internet.

Caroline Dinenage met internet experts and children’s charities to discuss how young people can be taught about the dangers online.

They also discussed plans for internet providers to help parents block adult content.

Ms Dinenage said schools should educate children on how to be safe when using the internet.

She said: ‘The internet is a powerful resource that has revolutionised almost every aspect of our lives.

‘It opens up a world to our children we could only dream of at their age – but there are dangers too.

‘We must ensure internet providers do all they can to work with parents and teachers.’

The meeting on Friday also looked at the dangers posed by social networking websites.