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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What is X? What parents need to know about safety and changes to Twitter
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 ...
Research
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Internet Matters x Nominet research: Methods to prevent the spread of self-generated CSAM
In this blog we share findings from Round 2 of our research into the prevention of sexual image-sharing among 11-13-year-olds.
In this blog we share findings from ...
Policy & guidance
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Principles for providers of children’s residential care
These 9 principles outline best practice for supporting online safety for children in residential care.
These 9 principles outline best practice for ...
Parental controls
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TalkTalk HomeSafe guide
Learn how to manage your parental control network settings on the TalkTalk network with our step-by-step how-to guide.
Learn how to manage your parental control ...
Articles
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Why do teens use anonymous apps like Omegle?
Anonymous apps like Omegle remain popular among teens despite some safety concerns. We asked 15-year-old Freya and 16-year-old Harry about their experiences using anonymous apps.
Anonymous apps like Omegle remain popular among ...
Apps & Platforms
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What is Omegle? What parents need to know
Omegle, a video-chat-social media site create for over 13s has gain popularity during the pandemic, it allows users to have chats with strangers.
Omegle, a video-chat-social media site create for ...
Articles
What is Yubo? – What parents need to know
Yubo is a social media app that encourages teens to find new friends by allowing them to swipe left or right to connect and live stream. Learn what safety features Yubo uses to keep kids safe.
Yubo is a social media app that ...
Parent stories
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How one dad deals with misogyny content teen boys consume
James Coomber of Wiltshire lives with his wife and their two teenaged sons. He worries about the misogynistic content teen boys consume across the digital space. See how James deals with misogyny that comes from popular online influencers and celebrities.
James Coomber of Wiltshire lives with his ...
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