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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New Age Appropriate Design Code aims to protect children online
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next steps to make a real impact in this space, find out how.
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Tips to help young people manage their online identity
To help children face online judgement and pressures to fit in, use our tips to help them become more confident and secure of themselves both on and offline.
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Tips to promote positive body image
To help children challenge idealised images on social media and put value in more than just what they see in the mirror, use our tips and expert advice to empower them to develop positive body image.
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YouTube updates privacy settings for children on its platform
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next steps to make a real impact in this space, find out how.
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Fortnite parental controls for mobile devices
Learn how to manage your parental control settings and restrictions on Fortnite with our how-to guides.
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Expert advice on gaming addiction in young people and children
The range of proposed measures hopes to encourage companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe.
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Social media top tips
Social networks are a great place for young people to stay in touch with friends and demonstrate their creativity. As a parent, there are simple things you can do to ensure your children’s experience is both safe and fun.
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UKCIS working group on vulnerable users
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next steps to make a real impact in this space, find out how.
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