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  • 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

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    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

    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

  • 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

    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

    Roblox: a parents’ guide

    It's one of the world’s most popular video games, with more than 100 million monthly users – but is Roblox safe for your child? Here's the Parent Info guide to having a safe and enjoyable experience on it

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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
    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

  • 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?

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