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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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 March 2021

How to support children with SEND with talking to people online

Net Aware has partnered with Ambitious about Autism to bring online safety advice specifically for parents and carers of children with SEND.

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18 March 2021

Instagram announce new tools to help keep under 18s safer

Instagram has announced new measures to help make the platform safer for young people. The new safety tools will help to stop adults from sending direct messages to under 18s who do not follow them and educate teens on how they can keep their profile private. Here’s what we think.

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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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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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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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