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  • 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
    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

    Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

    Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

  • 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

  • Games, apps and tech

    How can your child deal with in-game bullying?

    Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying

  • Games, apps and tech

    What does it meme?

    Are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help.

  • Games, apps and tech

    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
    Health and wellbeing

    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

    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.

  • Games, apps and tech

    A parent's guide to vlogging

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

  • Games, apps and tech

    Are you worried your child might see something upsetting online?

    What happens if your child sees something they shouldn't online? NCA-CEOP offers advice for parents

  • 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.

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