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Pokemon Go

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

Minecraft: what parents need to know

Snapchat

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

A parents guide to WhatsApp

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

Cybercrime: the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive, rather than negative, way

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

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

What parents with young children need to know about how to manage screen time. 

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything parents and carers need to know?

connected toys

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

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know

Kik messenger

What parents need to know about Kik Messenger, with advice from NCA-CEOP

Toys spread out on a table

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.

Children outdoors

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer

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.

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.

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.

Here are some things you can do to teach your child to be kind and respectful online and to expect this from others. 

digital re

But what exactly is digital resilience? And what can we do as parents to help our children develop it?

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

iRights logo

There is deep concern about the impact the internet is having on families, especially on children and young people. iRights is a coalition calling for five basic rights that children and young people should have online. 

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

Useful online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are a separated or divorced parent

Sharenting

A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting

Bullying

Alex Holmes, deputy CEO of the Diana Award, offers advice on how to recognise bullying and what to do if your child is affected

Group selfie

Video: how to keep your child safe when using their mobile phone

What age can your child be left alone? When can they drink? We answer parents’ frequently asked questions about legal milestones in their children’s lives

family looking at a laptop screen and smiling

Setting parental controls on Netflix and using Google Maps to explore are just two of the ways tech can help you enjoy time together as a family. Read our top tips for parents

Boy on tablet

From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

christmas dinner

Tips for parents on navigating screen time and technology rules when families meet up

Children at screens

Popular thinking has it that children instinctively know how to navigate the digital universe, while their parents are clueless. What’s the truth?

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online

child looking at tablet

How does Ofcom, the communications regulator, tackle material online that may be inapprorpriate or upsetting for children?

bullying

Peer pressure: how parents can help their children cope

What is fake news and how can you help  your child spot it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents

light bulb in a thought bubble

Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. 

12 year-old boy sitting and looking inscrutable

What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

Divorce and children

Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips from Gingerbread to help

YouTube

YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick guide to setting it up

Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft

Facebook Secret Conversations allows your child to send and receive private messages and images you won’t be able to see, even if you have the log in details to their account. Here’s what parents need to know

Tablet

Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

Filtering

Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here's how to guard against adult content appearing in your children's Google searches.

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

Ways the internet can be good for children and internet safety

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet but it can also be a positive thing. Here’s our guide for parents.

underwear rule nspcc

The NSPCC explains how a simple conversation will help to keep your child safe from sexual abuse on and offline

social media

Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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What to do if your child has come across something upsetting or illegal online

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