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    Safety and settings

    A fun tool to help your child solve online safety dilemmas

    The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command has created an interactive game that can help you start conversations with your child about making safer choices online.

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    Live streaming: what parents need to know

    The risks and opportunities that children face when using live streaming social media apps including Live.me

  • 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?

  • Games, apps and tech

    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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    What parents need to know about a career in gaming

    Expert tips and advice to support your child with their interest in gaming. 

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    Health and wellbeing

    10 ways to use the internet positively

    There is often negativity surrounding how young people use the internet and whether they know enough about the risks. Here’s our guide for talking to your child about how they can get the most out of their time online

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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.

  • Games, apps and tech
    Health and wellbeing

    Video games to help your child stay active

    Playing games needn’t mean sitting still for hours on end. These eight titles will all get your child moving around

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    Apex Legends: a parent's guide

    Apex Legends is the latest gaming craze on-track to overtake Fortnite as the most popular ‘battle royale’ game. Although its concept and gameplay are similar to Fortnite, there are some key differences you may want to consider before letting your child play it. 

  • Games, apps and tech
    Safety and settings

    How content moderation can make online spaces safer for your child

    Adelin Cai and Clara Tsao, co-founders of the Trust and Safety Professional Association, explain how content moderation works and how the process is working to keep children safer online

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    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

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