You’ve probably heard of public shaming. It’s a centuries-old punishment, for anything from a crime to someone doing something others feel is morally wrong. But what is online shaming? And how does it differ?
All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.
Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.
We’ve heard a lot about fake news recently but what is it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents.
What exactly is your child signing up for when they tick that little box to use an online service? By Parent Zone.
The internet is a public and open place, one where anybody can post and share content. This is all part of the fun, but what happens if your child sees something they shouldn't? CEOP offers advice.
Advice on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet.
What adults need to know about the app their children love using.
Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what you need to know about it...
There’s a lot of advice out there but here's what every parent needs to know about online safety.
How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.
Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.
A selection of the most popular articles that you have looked at in our first year.
How to keep your family safe when viewing video on demand and films online and on mobile devices.
Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.
Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. PhonepayPlus, the premium rate services regulator, explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…
Know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies: a parent's guide to vlogging.
The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...
Filters and parental controls may not be the complete answer to keeping children safe online, but they are undoubtedly the first line of defence. It's now possible to set filters on your broadband, your devices and your applications. Here, from Internet Matters, is what you need to know.
The internet is a wonderful resource for young people and offers unprecedented opportunities for connecting and learning. But it can also be scary. Many parents are afraid their children will be exposed to upsetting content or meet dangerous people online. What are the facts about online risk?
Support organisations for young people and parents who are concerned about what young people are having to deal with online.
There are considerable benefits to internet use for young people with autism and learning disabilities, with lots of apps and specialist tools - but there are also risks. We look at how best to prepare your child.
Advice to parents on how much screen time small children should have has changed - basically, from 'none' to 'it's OK to have some.' Here are our commonsensical top tips on how to manage infants' screen time to make sure they develop healthily and happily without making life impossible for you.
You don't stop educating your children once they've learnt their phonics. They need to move up to understanding the meaning of what they're reading. In the same way, once your child is online and you're filtering and monitoring in the right way for their age, there's still a job to do. Here's a useful breakdown of what it means to be digitally literate, with some good news for parents.
Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your children are doing online.
We're always hearing about 'digital natives' as if all young people are happily at home on the internet, knowing where to find all the good things, how to avoid the hazards and partying happily together. But what if most young people were just as anxious and lost as their parents? The experts think that's much closer to the truth...
Do you sometimes feel your child is sharing not just too much information, but the wrong kind of information? Do you worry that their adolescent attitudes are going to hang over them for the rest of their lives? How do you talk to them about the identity they're creating with their friends - and how the internet makes that visible to everyone?
Researchers have been studying how children use smartphones, tablets and computers across Europe. So are children addicted to their phones? And how many have experienced cyberbullying? We have (some of) the answers...
You can't shield your child from every risk in the online world, any more than you can offline. So how do you help them to be digitally literate (what does that even mean?) And what kind of parenting approach is most likely to help them stay safe?
Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can you do?
If you want to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, here's how to do it.
A lot of sites and apps specify that users must be aged over 13. Why 13? Vicki Shotbolt explains and offers a guide to the age limits for various popular online activities.
Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything you need to know?
Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.
Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it.
Everything you need to know about the popular smartphone game, including parental concerns and safety tips.
Musical.ly is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it?
Everything you need to know about the hugely popular picture sharing app.
How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.
Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?
With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer.
YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with young people. What should you know about it?
ooVoo is a group video chat service that has been the source of some controversy, with fears that children are giving away information to people they don't know. Like any popular online tool, used wisely it's great; used unwisely it can be a platform for problems. Here's everything you need to know about what ooVoo is, how to use it safely, and how to report anything worrying.
Ask.fm is anonymous and has been known to lead to cyberbullying and taunting. Here is CEOP’s guide to Ask.fm in a series of FAQs for parents.
‘Teens turn to, and are obsessed with whichever environment allows them to connect to friends. Most teens aren’t addicted to social media; if anything, they’re addicted to each other.’
There's been quite a lot of interest recently in monitoring apps, which allow you to track your child, alerting you to where they are and what they're doing. Sounds like a brilliant idea, no? But experts warn you should think twice before putting your child under surveillance. We look at the pros and cons.