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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Skype security and privacy settings
Learn how to manage security and privacy settings on Skype with our step-by-step how-to guide.
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FaceTime privacy and safety settings
Learn how to manage security and privacy settings on FaceTime social media app with our step-by-step how-to guide.
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Smart toys for children that parents will also love
As Christmas approaches, Tech Expert Andy Robertson digs out the best tech toys of the year that offer something more than plastic entertainment.
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Google Meet security settings guide
Learn how to manage your security control settings on the Google Meet video conferencing platform with our step-by-step how-to guide.
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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.
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Policy & guidance
Consultation response: Online Harms and the Ethics of Data
As part of the consultation on Online Harms and Ethics of Data, our Policy Director Claire Levens provides insight that we have gained from parents, teenagers, and academics.
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Snapchat launches new Spotlight feature
As more young people take to social media to find love, expert Adrienne Katz explains how this is affecting vulnerable young people.
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Top video games that children want to play this Christmas
Looking for some great video games for your children to play over the holiday season? Well look no further, our resident tech expert Andy Robertson, offers some options for you to consider for children of all ages.
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