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  • Games, apps and tech

    When should technology be used during exam season?

    The Priory Group, a provider of mental health treatment and therapy for young people, looks at ways in which technology could be used during revision

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    Wattpad: unleashing creativity…or unleashing unwanted content?

    Wattpad is a popular online platform that allows millions of people to share their stories. But concerns have been raised that there is no quality control and pornographic and other troubling content is slipping through.

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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

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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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    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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    Instagram: a parent’s guide

    Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible – and safe – use of Instagram

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    Snapchat FAQs

    Snapchat: what parents 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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    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