Net Aware is closing

The partnership between the NSPCC and O2, which created Net Aware, will be coming to an end after a fantastic six years and the Net Aware site will soon be closing down. Visit the NSPCC Online Safety Hub to find advice and resources to help keep every child safe online.

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04 November 2021

Six online safety messages from Net Aware’s six years

Together, O2 and the NSPCC have delivered expert advice, support and resources that are helping to keep kids safe online. Over the past six years, we have worked together to develop tools, resources, and campaigns to help you have regular conversations with your children and we are proud of the impact we delivered.

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18 October 2021

The effect of social media on children and young people

We know as a parent you might worry about the impact of being online and particularly social media has on your child. These concerns can be heightened when we hear stories from others or read things in the press. We have some tips and advice to help you manage your child’s wellbeing online, not just for one specific app, but in general.

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28 September 2021

Online scams and tactics used

We know that parents and carers are becoming increasingly concerned about their child sharing personal details online and being exposed to an online scam. This article will explain what online scams are, how to spot them and tips to help keep your child safe.

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14 September 2021

A parent’s guide to location settings

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.

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26 August 2021

Keeping safe on social media

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.

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11 August 2021

Being a good digital role model to your child

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.

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29 July 2021

How to help your children practice safe browsing

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.

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