Campaigners are urging that students as young as five should be given training in how to use the world wide web securely.
The call comes amongst worries that kids are progressively exposed to online pornography and encouraged to send indecent pictures of themselves to others.
ChildLine are holding instructional campaigns in every UK primary school to show the children how to remain secure in the electronic age.
Claire Lilley, of the NSPCC, said: “We are facing an e-safety time bomb.” She added that online abuse was one of the biggest child protection issues of our time. “Young people tell us they are experiencing all sorts of new forms of abuse on scale never before seen,” she said.