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 the Mastodon social media platform?
Mastodon is a decentralised social network that has recently surged in popularity. Learn about the platform to make the right choice for your family.
Mastodon is a decentralised social network that ...
Parental controls
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TalkTalk HomeSafe guide
Learn how to manage your parental control network settings on the TalkTalk network with our step-by-step how-to guide.
Learn how to manage your parental control ...
Parent stories
How one family uses cryptocurrency to save
Cryptocurrency is confusing for some people, but mum Jayne -- along with her husband and their two daughters -- have found a way to make it work for them and their savings.
Cryptocurrency is confusing for some people, but ...
Articles
Anti-Bullying Week 2022: Reach Out
As a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, we are proud to support Anti-Bullying Week 2022 (14th – 18th November). This year's theme is all about reaching out -- when you see bullying and when you need help. Tackle bullying and cyberbullying with expert resources.
As a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, we ...
Articles
Is it safe for children to trade in cryptocurrency and NFTs?
With more young people taking an interest in trading cryptocurrency and NFTs, it's important to understand the risks. Expert Ademolawa Ibrahim Ajibade shares insight into how parents can support their children's interests while keeping them safe.
With more young people taking an interest ...
Apps & Platforms
Tumblr is a social media platform and blog
What is Tumblr? — What parents need to know
Tumblr gives users the ability to create blogs and share them with followers and friends.
Tumblr gives users the ability to create ...
Parental controls
TikTok parental control and safety settings
Learn how to manage your child’s privacy settings on the TikTok social media app with our step-by-step how-to guide.
Learn how to manage your child’s privacy ...
Apps & Platforms
What is Reddit? — What parents need to know
The social news website requires users to be 13 or older but is Reddit safe? Learn what teens can find on Reddit and how you can help them stay safe.
The social news website requires users to ...
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