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 February 2021

How can we teach kids to spot fake news online?

There’s a lot going in the world right now and over the last few months we've seen a number of concerns raised about false information being spread online. There’s never been a more important time to talk to kids about fake news. Use our advice and tips below to help.

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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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12 January 2021

8 tips for keeping your kids safe online during lockdown

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

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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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03 December 2020

How to set up your child’s first device safely

Whether it’s a laptop, phone, tablet, games console or another device that connects to the online world, there is a lot you can do to make sure it’s set up safely for your child.

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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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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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