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Online safety advice

More and more pre-schoolers are using their parents’ computers, smartphones or tablets to play games, use apps, and watch their favourite TV shows. There are simple things you can do to make sure they’re using the internet safely.

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How to choose apps for kids during the school holidays
Guidance on choosing new apps and games for children to support wellbeing, interests and balanced screen time.
Guidance on choosing new apps and games ...
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Smartie the Penguin
Read Smartie the Penguin with your child and access a range of other fun things to do to help children learn about internet security and how to stay safe online. Created for 3-7-year-olds by Childnet, it covers issues around cyberbullying, in-app purchasing, inappropriate content and unreliable information to help keep children safe online.
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Rocket League video game – A parents’ guide
Rocket League is a multiplayer video game rated PEGI 3 that combines car driving and football all in one. Lear
Rocket League is a multiplayer video game ...
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The Online Together Project Interactive tool
This interactive tool has been designed by Internet Matters and Samsung to help support all young people, their parents and carers, to develop critical thinking skills and encourage a positive and inclusive culture online.
This interactive tool has been designed by ...
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What is the Wordle game?
The simple word game has quickly risen to popularity among teens and young adults. While Wordle’s concept is harmless enough, there are some things that parents should be aware of.
The simple word game has quickly risen ...
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What are the concerns around Netflix’s Squid Game?
The new series is making headlines as the most viewed Netflix series of all time. However, reports of children imitating Squid Game are a source of concern for many.
The new series is making headlines as ...
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Google Meet security settings guide
Learn how to manage your security control settings on the Google Meet video conferencing platform with our step-by-step how-to guide.
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Disney Plus parental controls and settings – What parents need to know
Launched in the UK in March 2020, Disney+ has over 100 million subscribers. With plenty of child-friendly content, it has become a preferred streaming service for many families.
Launched in the UK in March 2020, ...
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