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    Six fun online activities to boost your child’s digital resilience

    While it's true that things can go wrong online, most children only have positive experiences. Here are some fun online activities your child can enjoy during lockdown which will also help boost their digital resilience

     

  • Games, apps and tech
    Safety and settings

    Screen time: should I be worried?

    Parents have long had questions around how much screen time is too much – but should we be extra concerned during lockdown?

  • Education and the future

    June school reopenings: what parents need to know

    Some pupils in England are expected to return to school at the start of June. But which years will be going back, and how will it all work? 

  • Parenting
    Education and the future

    Should you worry about how much work your child is doing during lockdown?

    Short answer: no. Long answer: no, but there are ways you can help motivate them…

  • Games, apps and tech

    The hidden benefits of playing video games in lockdown

    It’s easy to have positive gaming experiences as a family, if you choose your games wisely. We explain where to start

  • Safety and settings

    Child online safety during lockdown: where to report

    While most children only have positive experiences online, occasionally things can go wrong. Here’s a breakdown of where to go for support when you need it

  • Games, apps and tech

    Facebook Gaming: what parents should know

    Facebook Gaming has already been enormously successful on desktop, but is now ready for the next stage in its life with the launch of a dedicated mobile app. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Where can your child get mental health support online during lockdown?

    With the UK lockdown extended, you may be wondering how you can continue to support your child's emotional wellbeing during this unprecedented period. Here's our guide on where your child can get mental health support when you can't go and see anyone

  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    Surviving family life under lockdown

    Family life has undergone a major upheaval over the past month or so, with households suddenly thrown together 24/7. Here are some tips to help you reduce the inevitable tension and get along smoothly with one another

  • Games, apps and tech
    Safety and settings
    Relationships and sex

    Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of secondary school-age children

    With school closed for most students, young people will almost certainly be using a video-chatting service to stay in touch with friends. Here’s how to help them get the most from it

  • Games, apps and tech
    Safety and settings

    Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of primary school-age children

    Younger children might not previously have had much experience with video-chatting apps, but during lockdown they may be using them for education or to speak to friends. Here’s our guide to making sure they have a safe and fun experience with them

  • Games, apps and tech

    Nintendo Switch: a parent’s guide

    Since it burst onto the scene in 1983 with a roster of lovable characters and colourful games, Nintendo has become almost synonymous with family-friendly gaming. The company’s latest console – the Nintendo Switch – has taken the world by storm and is a hit with children and adults alike.

  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    Coronavirus – stay at home! And look after your online health!

    With many schools closed, children are spending more time online. Here, NCA-CEOP explains how to help young people get the most from technology – and avoid the risks 

  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    How to celebrate special occasions during lockdown

    It would be easy to downplay birthdays and other annual celebrations during the COVID-19 epidemic, but it’s important that children aren’t left feeling like their lives have been put on hold. Here are some tips for ensuring those special days are still marked in style

  • Parenting

    Coronavirus – how to help children spot fake news

    It can be hard enough for adults to tell fact from fiction, especially in such a fast-moving and uncertain situation – so how do we help children as they look up the latest news on the COVID-19 epidemic? Here are our expert tips

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