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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Screen time tips to support 5-7 year olds
As screens become a bigger part of young children’s lives at home and at school, it’s important to put balance and purpose behind screen time to help them develop key skills and benefit from their screen use. Find tips and advice to help them do just that.
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Screen time tips to support 7-11 year olds
Typically at this age children will start to be more active online so it’s important to equip them with the tools to strike a healthy balance between the time they spend on and offline, especially as they start to get their own devices. Find tips and advice to help them do just that.
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Parents guide to the Fortnite World Cup
Learn more about the Fornite World Cup and why it's gathered a lot of press coverage and why it could inspire young children to join e-sports gaming.
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite parents’ guide
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Broadband Activity Pack
Sky Broadband is team up with Sky Broadband Buddy and creates an activity pack for families.
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Parenting Generation Game report
Our research looks at parents’ views of their children’s relationship with gaming, across all devices and platforms.
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New Children’s Commissioner’s 2019 report reveals rates of childhood vulnerability
New report reveals that an estimated 2.3 million children are living with risk because of a vulnerable family background.
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Amazing games guide for families
Playing games with your child and understanding how to make use of safety controls on apps and games consoles will help them develop good gaming habits but, there’s nothing as powerful as introducing them to a wide range of activities online.
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