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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Online petition on phone
Online activism, social media and young people
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'.
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New cyber security resources for children at home
Launched last year, CyberSprinters teaches cyber security to 7 to 11-year-olds using various resources and an online game. The NCSC has now released new cyber security resources for children at home to complete with a trusted adult.
Launched last year, CyberSprinters teaches cyber security ...
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Online Safety Bill: what parents and carers can expect
Carolyn Bunting, CEO at Internet Matters, give parents insights on how the UK Online Safety Bill will impact children online.
Carolyn Bunting, CEO at Internet Matters, give ...
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Twitter’s parental controls and privacy settings — What parents need to know
To keep users safe, Twitter has developed a variety of parental control and privacy settings. Learn what they are and how they can be used by you or your child.
To keep users safe, Twitter has developed ...
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Supporting children’s body image in the online world
Monday marked the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (28 February - 6 March 2022). Although only a small minority of children suffer from clinically diagnosable eating disorders, many more struggle with negative body image and there is therefore a growing concern about the online world's impact on body image.
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What is the ZEPETO app? — What parents need to know
Through the use of avatars, the ZEPETO app lets users connect with friends and others all over the world, but is it safe? Learn about the benefits and risks to support your teen's safe use of ZEPETO.
Through the use of avatars, the ZEPETO ...
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How to help LGBTQ+ children find safe online communities and resources
If your child has identified or thinks they identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, there are hundreds of online communities and resources that can support you and your child on their journey of self-discovery.
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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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