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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 undress AI? Guidance for parents and carers
Artificial intelligence continues to increase in ability and technology. Undress AI is one example that could leave young people open to harm. Learn what it is so you can better protect your child online.
Artificial intelligence continues to increase in ability ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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A photo shows three children sitting outside and using devices. Choosing the right apps can support wellbeing and balanced screen time.
How to choose apps for kids
Guidance on choosing new apps and games for children to support wellbeing, interests and balanced screen time.
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What is the Threads App from Instagram?
Originally launched in 2019, the relaunched Threads app offers users a Twitter-like experience with easy links to Instagram. Here's what you need to know.
Originally launched in 2019, the relaunched Threads ...
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A boy uses his laptop with a bubble surrounding him to represent how echo chambers separate users from others views. Text reads 'Algorithms and echo chambers: advice and guidance for managing algorithms on social media'.
What are algorithms? How to prevent echo chambers and keep children safe online
Algorithms are an important part of social media feeds, but they can create echo chambers. These echo chambers lead to issues of online hate, misinformation and more.
Algorithms are an important part of social ...
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A mum showing her daughter something on a laptop. The Internet Matters logo is in the top right corner. Text reads 'Common online scams targeting teenagers, Learn how they work and how to keep kids safe and secure online.'
Common online scams targeting teenagers
Explore common online scams with advice from finance expert Ademolawa Ibrahim Ajibade to help keep kids safe online.
Explore common online scams with advice from ...
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