Young children (6-10)

Online safety advice

Early use of digital technology has been shown to improve language skills and promote children’s social development and creativity.

But it’s not without risks for young children, who may come across inappropriate content or begin to copy what older children do online. See our advice to understand what you can do to give young children the best experience of going online.

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Smart Tech Gadgets 2019 Edition
See a list of the best value smart toys of 2018 worth considering for your child.
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Smart Speakers – A Parents Guide
Tips for parents to get the best out of smart tech
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Smart Speakers Set up Safe Guide
Advice and tips for parents on setting up smart speakers safely for children.
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Connected toys, online games and children’s data – the story so far
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How voice assistants are changing the way we use technology
Tech expert Andy Robertson shares insight on how the likes of Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri have changed the way his family interact with tech and get information.
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Launch of the BBC Own It App
The range of proposed measures hopes to encourage companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe.
The range of proposed measures hopes to ...
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Apple HomePod Family Sharing guide
Learn how to manage your parental control settings and restrictions on an Apple iPhone and iPad with our step-by-step how-to guides.
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Mum shares the impact fake news had on her son
Mum Ann shares her family’s personal experience of fake news to help other parents consider their children's digital literacy skills.
Mum Ann shares her family’s personal experience ...
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