Keeping you up to date with the latest news and advice around the apps, sites and games your kids are using.
On many of our app reviews we recommend switching off location settings for your child. This is because having them turned on could show your child’s location, or frequently visited places to lots of people – either to all their contacts on a private profile, or to any user on a public profile.
Social media platforms have changed how people use the internet and they’ve become a huge part of our everyday life. We use them to talk to friends and family, share updates, create content and get news.
Children get lots of messages about online safety, but this can be confusing for them if the adults around them appear to not be following the advice they are giving. Your children look to you for guidance, so it is not just about what advice you give to them, but also what you do yourself.
Using online resources is part of all our lives and children will often use search engines such as Google and Bing to find information. It is important to understand the enormous scale of content online and just the same as offline, some content will be inappropriate for children and young people to see.
Since its creation in 2005, YouTube has gone from strength to strength and it is the second most visited website worldwide, it is also the second most used social media platform after Facebook. With over 500 hours of video uploaded every minute and more than a billion hours of video viewed every day the scale of content is enormous.
We all need to use passwords to keep our online accounts secure, and it is just the same for children on their favourite apps, sites and games. It is important to use strong, secure passwords and to keep them safe.
June is Pride month – a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world and for the second year in a row, most Pride celebrations will be virtual due to the uncertainty on COVID restrictions on large gatherings.
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