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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Online Harms Response: Balancing The Net – Speech, Systems & Specifics
Our Policy Director Claire Levens shares her insights on the recent consultation response from the UK Government on the Online Harms White Paper.
Our Policy Director Claire Levens shares her ...
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Spotify Kids app launched to provide curated songs for children aged 3 and over
Spotify Kids is created for kids, ages 3 and older packed full of curated lists of singalongs, soundtracks, and stories that children can explore, on their own or with their family.
Spotify Kids is created for kids, ages ...
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New Ofcom Report Suggests Parents’ Rising Concern Over Children Online
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next steps to make a real impact in this space, find out how.
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable ...
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New Age Appropriate Design Code aims to protect children online
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next steps to make a real impact in this space, find out how.
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable ...
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Tips to Help Young People Manage Their Online Identity
To help children face online judgement and pressures to fit in, use our tips to help them become more confident and secure of themselves both on and offline.
To help children face online judgement and ...
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Tips to Promote Positive Body Image
To help children challenge idealised images on social media and put value in more than just what they see in the mirror, use our tips and expert advice to empower them to develop positive body image.
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Expert advice on gaming addiction in young people and children
The range of proposed measures hopes to encourage companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe.
The range of proposed measures hopes to ...
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UKCIS working group on vulnerable users
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next steps to make a real impact in this space, find out how.
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable ...
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