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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21 April 2021

Getting to know what your child is doing online

Find out the different things your child likes to spend time on online. The online world is full of lots of great resources and you should try to make sure your child is making the most of them all!

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07 April 2021

Gaming apps with adult themes you should know about

Games have always been used by young people as a way to relax, get creative and compete against friends. However, not all games available online are targeted at under 18s, but their graphics and game play might feel like they are which can make them more appealing to children. Recently we’ve come across a few cartoon games containing adult themes that we think you should know about. Here’s our advice.

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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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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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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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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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