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  • Games, apps and tech

    What is Minecraft?

    Minecraft: what parents need to know

  • 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
    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

    The 6 apps and services that every parent should know about

    A guide for parents to some of the most popular apps children use online

  • Games, apps and tech
    Relationships and sex

    Online friendships: a parents' guide

    The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command suggests practical steps you can take to help your child experience good online friendships

  • Games, apps and tech

    TikTok: what parents need to know

    Despite only launching in 2018, TikTok has enjoyed a dramatic rise to become one of the most popular social media apps on the planet. Here’s everything parents and carers need to know about it.

  • Games, apps and tech
    Parenting
    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.

  • 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

    WhatsApp: a guide for parents and carers

    Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what parents need to know about it

  • 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

    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

    Instagram: a parent’s guide

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

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