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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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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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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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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25 September 2020

Keeping kids safe while gaming

Now we’re spending so much more time at home, playing video games is a fun way for kids to stay entertained and connected with friends.

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06 January 2021

How to use parental controls on popular gaming devices

With the introduction of new technologies, improved graphics and different ways we can connect (hello virtual reality), the gaming world is constantly evolving. And fast! While this creates new and exciting ways people can stay entertained, it also introduces new risks for young people who like to spend their time playing games online.

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16 November 2020

How to support your child with cyberbullying in games

Playing games online should be a fun activity for kids to stay entertained, connect with friends and learn new skills. But sometimes your child might come across other players online who are unkind and deliberately try to ruin the game for others.

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