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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 are the concerns around Netflix’s Squid Game?
The new series is making headlines as the most viewed Netflix series of all time. However, reports of children imitating Squid Game are a source of concern for many.
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What to do if your child is a cyberbully
As a parent, it can be difficult to accept that your child may be exhibiting bullying behaviour towards their peers. This advice can help.
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Teens on devices
Young people share their online experiences in new report
The Demystifying Teens Online Interactions report hears from young people talk about their experiences when connected online to understand how this impacts their relationship to others, their self-expression, and their ability to create.
The Demystifying Teens Online Interactions report hears ...
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Man isolated from women
What is the manosphere and why is it a concern?
Jessica Aiston from the MANTRaP research project at Lancaster University discusses the manosphere and its impact on young people.
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ICO Children's Code
What is the Age-Appropriate Design Code?
Michael Murray from the ICO discusses the Age-Appropriate Design Code, or Children's Code, including its impact, how it works, and next steps.
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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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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.
Family games expert Andy Robertson shares all ...
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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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