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Pre-teens (11-13)

Online safety advice

As children between the ages of 11 and 13 make the transition to a more independent stage with the move to secondary school, they become more confident internet users with more varied habits. Internet use can be hugely positive for children, but it’s vital to continue discussing online safety with them.

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What is Fortnite Chapter 3 Flipped?
Fortnite continues to be one of the most popular games around the world with 80.4 million monthly active users. Chapter 3 Flipped includes the features that have made it so popular while introducing new elements to keep it interesting.
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Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service
This support service is available for anyone in England working with children and young people such as designated safeguarding leads within primary and secondary schools and alternative provision.
This support service is available for anyone ...
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Young people’s advice on talking to your child about online sexual harassment
A new guide from the Children's Commissioner for England helps parents have conversations around online sexual harassment that young people face.
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Teachers targeted by students on TikTok: how parents can help manage bullying on social media
Recent reports show children and young people targeting teachers on TikTok with manipulated images and videos. Learn what parents can do to help.
Recent reports show children and young people ...
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Discord app safety – What parents need to know
Is the Discord platform safe? We recommend that with the correct privacy and security settings, Discord can be used safely by kids. Please bear in mind, there are always risks when it comes to sites with online chat options.
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Why we are encouraging the set up of parental controls this festive season
Samantha Ebelthite from Electronic Arts explains the importance of setting parental controls before the gaming starts this festive season with the new campaign featuring comedian Katherine Ryan.
Samantha Ebelthite from Electronic Arts explains the ...
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TikTok explores effective responses to dangerous online challenges
A new report commissioned by TikTok explores dangerous online challenges (including hoax challenges). It seeks to identify things that can be done to prevent harm to children participating in these challenges.
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Effective prevention education responses: report
A new report commissioned by TikTok outlines recommendations for effective prevention education in response to risky behaviours such as dangerous online challenges.
A new report commissioned by TikTok outlines ...
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