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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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.
Find simple tips to help children develop ...
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Digiduck app
An educational, e-safety story app for 3-7 years. Like the book, the story app follows Digiduck and his pals in a story of friendship and responsibility online.
An educational, e-safety story app for 3-7 ...
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Internet Matters app
‘Internet Matters’ is our app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children, and to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.
‘Internet Matters’ is our app designed to ...
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Screen time campaign launched to help children develop healthy digital diet
We’ve launched a new TV campaign to help parents find the right screen time balance for their children as 70% say they're concerned about kids' screen use.
We’ve launched a new TV campaign to ...
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Managing screen time with children of different ages – mum shares her experience
Jess mum of two shares her screen time challenges and tips when trying to implement screen time boundaries with children of different ages.
Jess mum of two shares her screen ...
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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.
Typically at this age children will start ...
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite parents’ guide
From the makers of Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a new free-to-play game that is already proving popular. As in the previous game, but with a wizarding twist, you are challenged to use your real location to navigate a map and take on The Calamity.
From the makers of Pokémon Go, Harry ...
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