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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One dad shares how his teen daughter gets her news from social media
Gary is a divorced dad who has a 16-year-old daughter Ella who recently finished her GCSEs. He shares parenting duties with his former partner and discusses here how Ella gets her news from social media.
Gary is a divorced dad who has ...
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Mum Jenny talks about screen time and how teens get their news
One mum’s take on balancing screen time, information and wellbeing
Jenny is a stay-at-home mum with two secondary school-aged boys. She explains how they balance their screen time with homework and shares additional challenges her youngest who has autism sometimes faces.
Jenny is a stay-at-home mum with two ...
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Parent shares her tips to support children with online money management
From talking about the value of money to setting up controls for in-app purchases, Meena shares her tips to help children develop good online money habits.
From talking about the value of money ...
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Mum of two shares her ideas on supporting children’s online spending
Sandra shares her insights on what works for her when it comes to helping her two daughters understand online currencies and what things cost online.
Sandra shares her insights on what works ...
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Mum of SEND teen shares the positive impact of tech on her child
Sarah mum to Amber who has autism shares the important role the online world plays in her child's daily life and offers tips for other parents.
Sarah mum to Amber who has autism ...
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Child on laptop with pen and paper and headphones on
Family shares how tech is proving essential during third UK lockdown
To understand more about how families are coping with their new normal during lockdown, parents share their digital diaries reflecting on tech & wellbeing.
To understand more about how families are ...
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What will your digital festive season look like this year?
With social restrictions in place in the UK, Damion Founde speaks to us about what his family will be doing to celebrate the festive season using tech
With social restrictions in place in the ...
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Teen shares his experience of social media during COVID-19 pandemic
Young teen shares the crucial role social media is playing in his life while experiencing the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on his daily life.
Young teen shares the crucial role social ...
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