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 dark web? – Advice for parents
To help you understand the risks to children, we’ve pulled together a quick summary of what you need to know.
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R;pple Suicide Prevention Tool
Created to offer support and hope for those considering self-harm or suicide, the free R;pple browser extension is now available.
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Games that get children into coding
Family games expert Andy Robertson shares all you need to know about the next big thing in the world of gaming.
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TikTok app safety – What parents need to know
Learn more about the TikTok app and what to watch out for to keep kids safe.
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YouTube: Tips and tricks to keep your children entertained and safe
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Exploring YouTube Confidently
The YouTube experience is for parents who decide their kids are ready to explore the vast universe of YouTube videos. This supervised experience comes with content settings, limited features, and features that help build healthy digital habits.
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Play together / Play Smart Research
Together with our partner Electronic Arts, we surveyed 2,000 parents to find out more about how they interact with their children’s gameplay. The infographic below highlights the insights from the research.
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Top games and/or launches for families to safely game together ahead of the Summer holidays
Is Roblox safe for children to play? This is the question that a lot of parents are grappling with, following the recent concerns raised in the media. To help ease those fears, Pocket-lint tech journalist and games expert Andy Robertson sheds light on the game and how it can be played safely.
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