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  • Games, apps and tech

    What is Minecraft?

    Minecraft: what parents need to know

  • 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

    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
    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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    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

    Talking to your child about being kind online

    The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command offers some scenarios to get the conversation started

  • Games, apps and tech
    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

    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

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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

    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

    Snapchat: a parent's guide

    Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app