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What is… Zoom? A guide for parents and carers

27 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that ways of connecting online are more important than ever, with Zoom being an increasingly popular option for many young people.

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New features on Instagram – including challenges and restricting comments

18 May 2020

Instagram have launched new features in their Latest update on the app. These features include ways for users to have more control over comments on their posts, and a new feature within stories where users can ‘challenge’ each other. This blog takes a closer look at these new features.

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The Revised Childnet Film Competition 2020 – Home education during COVID-19

23 April 2020

As schools remain closed, we know that many families are looking for projects they can do that are fun, educational and that children can do independently. To help with this we have redesigned the Childnet Film Competition for 2020.

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New videos to use at home with 6-9 year olds looking at online safety

22 April 2020

We are pleased to introduce our newest, free, video resources which families can use together over the coming weeks.

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New parental controls launched on Netflix

09 April 2020

Netflix have launched an update to their parental controls. This blog looks at these new controls, and how parents and carers can use them with their family

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What is…Houseparty? A guide for parents and carers

30 March 2020

Houseparty is an app that many young people are using to stay in touch with their peers and play games during the school closures and lockdowns of COVID-19.

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The UK Safer Internet Centre Family Summer Challenge

18 July 2019

The UK Safer Internet Centre has summer activity suggestions for your family (for all ages) along 6 themes – one for each week of the holidays! Put together by SWGfL a partner in the Centre, they are designed to help your family have fun this summer.

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A parent’s guide to Apex Legends

25 April 2019

In this blog we are giving guidance to parents and carers about Apex Legends looking at what the game is and some of the key things to be aware of.

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Young people tell us parental confidence in online safeguards might be misguided

15 April 2019

With a focus on families, our latest report explores the use of technology in the home and compares the perspectives of parents with those of young people. The report found that 60% of young people know how to bypass at least some internet safety restrictions in the home.

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From Stories to posts: How to spot advertising on Instagram

19 March 2019

From bloggers and ‘Instagram stars’ to celebrities, we share our top tips for being a critical thinker when it comes to advertising on Instagram.