Teens (14+)

Online safety advice

As your child becomes a teenager, it’s likely the internet will be a part of their daily life. They’ll adapt quickly to new technology and use it to communicate, socialise and create. Most teenagers have access to the internet using a smartphone or tablet, and use a wide range of social networking sites as a vital part of their relationships with others.

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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.
Learn more about the TikTok app and ...
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What is Pinterest? — What parents need to know
While Pinterest isn't the top app among young people, some teenagers do still engage with it. A 2022 report found that 53% of people believe the platform must take further online safety measures to keep Pinterest safe.
While Pinterest isn't the top app among ...
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What is doxxing? How to keep children safe
Doxxing is a scary problem that can put your child in danger. However, there are things you can to to ensure they are protected online. Colette Bernard from PixelPrivacy.com explains what you need to know.
Doxxing is a scary problem that can ...
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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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What is the sendit app?
The sendit app has risen in popularity among young people, but just like other anonymous apps, it can put children at risk of exploitation and bullying. Learn how sendit and companion apps like it impact teens’ social media experience.
The sendit app has risen in popularity ...
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TikTok Playbook
With a whole world of digital content at your students’ fingertips, our TikTok Playbook has all the information and advice you need to recognise the potential safeguarding issues, understand the latest privacy and security features and support students to use the platform safely.
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Cake Stories, #StoryTime and other misleading content
Many children and young people love watching baking, video gaming and beauty videos. However, cake stories or videos marked with #StoryTime often include inappropriate and misleading content hidden in their narration, which parental controls don’t recognise.
Many children and young people love watching ...
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Snapchat how-to guide
Snapchat safety: a how to guide for parents
Snapchat can be a fun way to share photo and video content of daily life but also carries several risks. We outline how to ensure your child snaps safely.
Snapchat can be a fun way to ...
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