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How much screen time is okay for my child?

09 August 2019

At Childnet we regularly visit schools across the UK and are often asked by parents and carers about screen time and the impact it has on their children

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Balancing screen time over the holidays – advice for parents and carers

24 July 2019

SWGfL, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, has put together some tips for parents and carers to help families balance screen time and summer fun.

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SWGfL publishes report into What Causes Young People Upset Online

21 June 2018

SWGfL has today (Thursday 21 June) published a report that explores 'What Causes Young People Upset Online' - the second in a series titled: 'Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing'

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SWGfL Publishes Report Into Effects of Screentime on Young People's Wellbeing

22 March 2018

A report published today (Tuesday 20 March 2018) by SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning) - one of the partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre – shows that many young people said “Fear of Missing Out” (FOMO) is one of the main reasons they will spend “too much” time online.

The report...

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The real cost of online gaming

12 September 2017

With more online games and apps offering rewards in exchange for increased play time or money, we take a look at the real cost of online gaming.

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Parenting in a digital age: Is removing access a solution?

04 April 2017

Restricting young people's online access in the home can be a real bone of contention. But is setting a deadline to switch off realistic?

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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?

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Parenting in a digital age: Managing screen time

16 March 2017

Tech can be the cause of much stress in the family, but it can be the source of wonder and delight too. So, how do we avoid the battles and enjoy the best of what tech can offer?