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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LEGO Group launches ‘Build & Talk’ challenges to encourage families to talk about online safety
The LEGO Group launches a new initiative to help parents talk to their kids about online safety and digital citizenship.
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BT research reveals 89 per cent of UK families feel online technology has been a blessing in lockdown
In a poll commissioned by BT Skills for Tomorrow, UK parents were asked a range of questions focussed on the role the online world played for them in lockdown.
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Socialising safely online
From interactive calls to social gaming, Tech expert Andy Robertson provides tips on ways to children socialising with their friends and family.
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Balancing Screen time and a digital diet
Find simple tips to help children develop healthy online habits and a good digital diet to help them thrive on and offline.
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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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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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Online activism, social media and young people
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'.
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Launch of Family Video Game Database
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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