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BBC website to help kids stay safe when online

By Henry Vaughn

The BBC is launching a new website aimed at helping children to stay safe online.

The broadcaster says the Own It site, aimed at nine to 12-year-olds, is part of a £34m investment into children's content and services over the next three years.

Announcing the website at the Children's Global Media Summit in Manchester today, director general Tony Hall will say: "Our goal is to create a one-stop shop, where children can find everything they need to navigate their lives online with confidence and positivity."

The site aims to cover issues such as online privacy and avoiding malware, and will include links to charities and organisations such as Childline, Lord Hall will say in a speech.

"It's aimed at nine to 12s - that's an age group we know are particularly affected by the day-to-day pressures and dilemmas of life online. And it offers them guidance on what they say they want help with," he will tell summit guests.

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