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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Is Among Us multiplayer game safe for children?
Among Us is a multiplayer game rated PEGI 7 that has become very popular with pre-teens in the UK. Get advice on what you need to know about the game to keep children safe.
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So you got naked online (SEND version)
This version of ‘So you got naked online…’ is a resource that helps and advises young people who may find themselves in a situation where they (or a friend) have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over that content and who it’s being shared with.
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Parenting blogger Harriet Shearsmith joins call to parents to get clued up on risks of digital piracy
We've launched a new campaign to highlight the risks of digital piracy as almost one in five parents believe that it is safe.
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A young person’s experience of digital piracy
Hannah shares her experience of downloading and watching pirated content online and how her parents supported her in managing the associated risks.
Hannah shares her experience of downloading and ...
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Microsoft releases Xbox Family Settings app
Learn more about the TikTok app and what to watch out for to keep kids safe.
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Raising awareness of the associated dangers of pirated content on children’s wellbeing
Liz Bales Chief Executive at the Industry Trust shares key concerns around the associated risks of pirated content on children's digital wellbeing.
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Mr Burton
Ask Mr Burton – Your online safety questions answered!
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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Inclusive Digital Safety – A new online safety hub
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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