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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PlayStation 5 (PS5) parental controls
Learn how to manage your parental control settings and restrictions on PlayStation 5 (PS5) with our step-by-step how-to guide.
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Apps & Platforms
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What is Kick streaming? What parents need to know
The Kick streaming platform launched in 2022. It continues to increase in popularity, especially for creators looking for fewer restrictions. Learn about the platform, its risks and what you can do to protect teens.
The Kick streaming platform launched in 2022. ...
Articles
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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 ...
Expert Q&A
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How schools tackle sexual image-sharing among pupils: Insights from a teacher
Dr. Tamasine Preece shares her experience of sexual image-sharing among pupils in schools. Learn how schools currently manage the issue, and see her advice for improving existing policies.
Dr. Tamasine Preece shares her experience of ...
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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A new lesson to teach cyberbullying for Anti-Bullying Week 2023
Get ready for Anti-Bullying Week with a lesson from Digital Matters and other cyberbullying resources.
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