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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.

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Keeping your account secure on Instagram

04 September 2017

Following reports that a large number of Instagram accounts have been hacked, we look at some ways that you can help keep your Instagram account secure.

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Cyberbullying - advice for parents and carers

03 August 2017

Advice for parents and carers concerned about cyberbullying and practical tips for how they can support their child.

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How to spot advertising on Instagram

05 May 2017

Following the news that celebrities in the USA have been warned over their sponsored content we look at how you can spot advertising and why critical thinking skills are important online.

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Parenting in a digital age: Privacy and parents - the digital disconnect

03 May 2017

Opinions can vary around online privacy for young people, but what are their expectations and how do they compare to those of their parents, teachers and carers?

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Net Aware update from the NSPCC

28 April 2017

The NSPCC have just launched a refreshed Net Aware site.

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Parenting in a digital age: What are the benefits for my child of using technology?

21 March 2017

We are now witnessing the first generation of kids growing up who can whizz their way around a tablet before they can talk properly. But what benefits can this bring?