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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Google helps parents find “Expert Approved” apps in Google Play
Google's new Expert Approved' Badges feature on Google Play store to help parents find apps that are both entertaining and enriching for children.
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6 out of 10 teachers are worried about online safety of pupils who used the internet during lockdown
As children make the long-awaited return to school, our new campaign urges parents to stay switched on around their child's online safety.
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BBC Own It app – Back to school updates
Find out what encryption is, what this means as a potential risk for child online safety, and the concerns raised over it.
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Instagram Reels – A parents’ guide to the new video sharing feature
Instagram has rolled out a new feature allowing users to record and share 15-second videos on Instagram, similar to features on the popular app TikTok.
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What is encryption and how does it impact children’s online safety?
Find out what encryption is, what this means as a potential risk for child online safety, and the concerns raised over it.
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Family guide to Roblox games
The campaign, created by End Violence Against Children Fund and backed by Facebook, has been launched to help young people ‘Stay safe at home. Stay Safe online'.
The campaign, created by End Violence Against ...
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LEGO Group launches ‘Build & Talk’ challenges to encourage families to talk about online safety
The LEGO Group launches a new initiative to help parents talk to their kids about online safety and digital citizenship.
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BT research reveals 89 per cent of UK families feel online technology has been a blessing in lockdown
In a poll commissioned by BT Skills for Tomorrow, UK parents were asked a range of questions focussed on the role the online world played for them in lockdown.
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