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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12 January 2021

8 tips for keeping your kids safe online during changing restrictions

Follow our 8 top tips to help keep your kids safe online during lockdown and beyond.

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08 February 2020

Age and content ratings on apps and games

What’s the difference between official, app store and PEGI ratings? And what do you actually need to know? We demystify age and content ratings for you.

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14 August 2019

Anonymous Messaging Apps: Who’s asking?

A number of websites and apps, such as Sarahah and Tellonym, let users ask questions, leave comments and have conversations anonymously. Here’s what you need to know.

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26 August 2020

Back to school: how do I keep my kids safe online?

For a lot of kids, going back to school can mean new and exciting ways of going online. Whether it’s making new friends and keeping in touch with them over apps, playing the latest game, getting a new phone or spending more time online doing school work. We’ve got tips on how to help your child stay safe when school starts again.

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17 December 2019

Buying your child a new device for Christmas? 5 tips for staying safe

Follow our five tips for setting devices this Christmas to help keep your child safe.

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22 January 2021

Five fun activities to do with your child this lockdown

Talking to your child about what they’re doing online is a really important step to help keep them safe. But with daily routines changing all the time and the stresses of being in lockdown taking their toll, we know it’s not always easy to find the right time to chat or know what to say to them.

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02 December 2020

Five tips from five online safety experts

It’s been five years since the NSPCC and O2 joined forces to help keep kids safe online. To celebrate we’ve spoken to five experts from across both organisations and got them to share their top online safety tips.

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