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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03 March 2021

What you need to know about loot boxes and in-game purchases

We’ve heard from many parents that gaming has been a popular activity over the last year. It’s helped kids keep in touch with their friends and stay entertained during a period that has been difficult for lots of families.

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20 November 2020

What is WhatsApp’s disappearing message feature?

WhatsApp, which is rated 16+, has started rolling out a new disappearing messages feature. Here’s everything you need to know to help keep your child safe:

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17 August 2020

What is Twitter’s new limit replies feature?

Twitter has rolled out a new feature that lets you restrict who can comment and reply to your tweets.

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13 August 2020

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram has just launched a new video sharing feature called Instagram Reels. We explain what the new feature is and give you advice about how you can keep your child safe if they decide to use it.

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30 April 2020

What is end-to-end encryption?

You might have heard of end-to-end encryption but not be entirely sure what it means. We explain it for you here and offer some top tips for keeping kids safe.

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10 November 2020

What is cyberbullying? Supporting your child with a negative experience online

We want all children to have a safe and positive experience when they go online, but sometimes a child might be sent an image, video or message without their consent that upsets or confuses them. It can be hard to know what to say or do in these types of situations and that’s completely normal.

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24 February 2020

TikTok’s new Family Safety Mode: What we think

TikTok, the popular social media app that lets you create, share and discover short videos, has just released its new Family Safety Mode. We explain the new features and offer some extra advice.

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