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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COVID-19: Helping young people manage low mood and depression
Through FutureLearn, the University of Reading has created an online course which explores practical ways to help young people manage their mood and maintain healthy habits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Through FutureLearn, the University of Reading has ...
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A guide to esports
As esports becomes increasingly popular for children as an aspirational career, here’s everything you need to know about it.
As esports becomes increasingly popular for children ...
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Internet Matters joins forces with Samsung to offer families vital online safety advice during lockdown
The campaign, created by End Violence Against Children Fund and backed by Facebook, has been launched to help young people ‘Stay safe at home. Stay Safe online'.
The campaign, created by End Violence Against ...
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Online Safety Guide supporting DeviceDotNow initiative
See advice from Internet Matters and DeviceDotNow to help you enjoy the internet safely.
See advice from Internet Matters and DeviceDotNow ...
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Xbox release their Family Settings app (preview)
The campaign, created by End Violence Against Children Fund and backed by Facebook, has been launched to help young people ‘Stay safe at home. Stay Safe online'.
The campaign, created by End Violence Against ...
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Can you save me – NPCC
The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) have been working with The Children’s Society through the Prevention Programme to develop a number of materials for Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation during COVID-19.
The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) have ...
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Tackling radicalisation and online grooming during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
The campaign, created by End Violence Against Children Fund and backed by Facebook, has been launched to help young people ‘Stay safe at home. Stay Safe online'.
The campaign, created by End Violence Against ...
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Parents share their experiences of tech and wellbeing during lockdown
To understand more about how families are coping with their new normal during lockdown, parents share their digital diaries reflecting on tech & wellbeing.
To understand more about how families are ...
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