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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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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22 June 2021

How to Create Strong Passwords Online

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.

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01 June 2021

Helping to keep all children safe online this Pride month

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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18 May 2021

What to do if your child sees something inappropriate online

It’s not always easy to stop your child from seeing something inappropriate online. Innocent searches can sometimes lead to not so innocent results. Or children might look for things because they are curious.

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21 April 2021

Getting to know what your child is doing online

Find out the different things your child likes to spend time on online. The online world is full of lots of great resources and you should try to make sure your child is making the most of them all!

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07 April 2021

Gaming apps with adult themes you should know about

Games have always been used by young people as a way to relax, get creative and compete against friends. However, not all games available online are targeted at under 18s, but their graphics and game play might feel like they are which can make them more appealing to children. Recently we’ve come across a few cartoon games containing adult themes that we think you should know about. Here’s our advice.

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