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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ICO Children's Code
What is the Age-Appropriate Design Code?
Michael Murray from the ICO discusses the Age-Appropriate Design Code, or Children's Code, including its impact, how it works, and next steps.
Michael Murray from the ICO discusses the ...
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The Big Answer
The Children’s Commissioner for England publishes results of The Big Ask
In response to The Big Ask, the Children's Commissioner for England has now published the results in the form of The Big Answer.
In response to The Big Ask, the ...
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The Big Ask: The Big Answer — Children’s Commissioner for England
In response to The Big Ask, a survey that asked children their thoughts on improving their lives, the Children's Commissioner for England has now published the results in the form of The Big Answer.
In response to The Big Ask, a ...
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Going Too Far — tackling extremism in the classroom
This new resource from the DfE and LGfL provides schools with case studies and other information to help teach children about extremist behaviours online.
This new resource from the DfE and ...
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What is the dark web? – Advice for parents
To help you understand the risks to children, we’ve pulled together a quick summary of what you need to know.
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R;pple Suicide Prevention Tool
Created to offer support and hope for those considering self-harm or suicide, the free R;pple browser extension is now available.
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Games that get children into coding
Family games expert Andy Robertson shares all you need to know about the next big thing in the world of gaming.
Family games expert Andy Robertson shares all ...
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YouTube: Tips and tricks to keep your children entertained and safe
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