News and advice

Keeping you up to date with the latest news and advice around the apps, sites and games your kids are using.

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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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14 July 2021

Should I let my child set up a YouTube account?

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.

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