SOMERSET Council is urging parents to seek support to help limit screen time and check that websites are age appropriate for their children.

A spokesperson from Somerset Council said: "Have your children had new devices for Christmas? It can be hard to limit screen time and check sites are age appropriate, but support is available!"

The council's website reads: "Young people are regularly online using different websites, apps, or gaming services. It can be hard for parents to keep an eye on what their family are doing.

"There are some risks of using the online services that young people need to be aware of. 

"The online world is a place with so much content it can be hard to know what you want to look at. Some web pages, games or videos are intended for adults and not children. They may for example promote illegal substances, or be offensive and rude about other people.  They may show violent or sexual behaviour or bad language."