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    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.

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    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.

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    Viral internet trends: a parent's guide

    The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

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    Connected toys: not just child’s play

    Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to

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    Skin gambling: what parents should know

    When you hear the word ‘gambling’ the first image that comes into your head is probably a lottery coupon or a Las Vegas roulette wheel, not a child betting in their favourite online game. But a report by the Gambling Commission found that almost 40 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds had spent their own money on gambling.

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    What are unboxing videos – and why does my child like them?

    The first unboxing videos involved technology products: it’s thought that the first unboxing video on YouTube was for a cellphone in 2006. Since then, unboxing has rapidly become one of YouTube’s most-watched genres.

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    Having a positive digital footprint

    Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint

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    A parent's guide to vlogging

    How to know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies in the world of vlogging

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    Snapchat: a parent's guide

    Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app

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    VPNs: What are Virtual Private Networks?

    A parent's guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from NCA-CEOP’s Leah Buck

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    Screen time and young children: finding a balance

    Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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    How do I know if social media posts are sponsored?

    Dr. Eva A. van Reijmersdal and Dr. Esther Rozendaal share their insight on how to spot paid-for social media posts.

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