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.
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What is BeReal? A new social media app
What is the BeReal app? — What parents need to know
BeReal is a social media app that gives users 2 minutes to upload real content of themselves. How might this impact young people and what should you watch out for?
BeReal is a social media app that ...
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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 ZEPETO app? — What parents need to know
Through the use of avatars, the ZEPETO app lets users connect with friends and others all over the world, but is it safe? Learn about the benefits and risks to support your teen's safe use of ZEPETO.
Through the use of avatars, the ZEPETO ...
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What is Reddit? — What parents need to know
The social news website requires users to be 13 or older but is Reddit safe? Learn what teens can find on Reddit and how you can help them stay safe.
The social news website requires users to ...
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What is the Wordle game?
The simple word game has quickly risen to popularity among teens and young adults. While Wordle’s concept is harmless enough, there are some things that parents should be aware of.
The simple word game has quickly risen ...
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What is 4chan and why is it controversial?
Launched in 2003, 4chan is an established imageboard website with 20 million visitors monthly and 900,000 new posts per day. But its anonymity and over-18 age limit means that it is unsuitable for teens who might use it.
Launched in 2003, 4chan is an established ...
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Is the Telegram Messenger app safe? – What parents need to know
Is the Telegram Messenger app safe? The increasingly-popular messaging app offers users an alternative to similar apps owned by large companies. With desirable security features and popular settings found in other apps, 5oo million people use the app daily. Find out how to keep your teen safe if they use the app.
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