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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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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17 March 2021

TikTok launch new tools to promote kindness

TikTok has introduced two new features to help tackle cyberbullying and promote more positive interactions amongst users. The updates will give creators more control over what comments can appear on their videos and prompt users to review comments for upsetting language before they post them.

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17 April 2020

TikTok is disabling direct messaging for under 16s

TikTok, the popular video sharing app, just announced that messaging for under 16s will be disabled. Here’s what we think.

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04 November 2020

Talking to people online: When should I be worried?

Young people use the internet to keep in contact with friends they might know from school or other offline activities. But they could also be chatting with people they’ve met in other online spaces, like on social media sites, gaming platforms or other online communities.

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17 July 2020

Supporting your child's wellbeing online

Follow these tips to help support your child's wellbeing online.

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25 March 2021

Supporting your child with SEND online wellbeing

Being online is a great way for kids to play, create, learn and connect. Technology has helped us to have fun and feel connected throughout the last year.

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09 April 2020

Snapchat’s new mental health feature: Here For You UK

Snapchat, the popular app that lets you send photos, short videos and messages to your friends, has just released its new ‘Here For You UK’ mental health feature. Here we explain what the new feature is and give you some extra advice to help keep your child safe when using it.

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