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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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite parents’ guide
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Broadband Activity Pack
Broadband Activity Pack
Sky Broadband is team up with Sky Broadband Buddy and creates an activity pack for families.
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Parenting Generation Game report
Our research looks at parents’ views of their children’s relationship with gaming, across all devices and platforms.
Our research looks at parents’ views of ...
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New Children’s Commissioner’s 2019 report reveals rates of childhood vulnerability
New report reveals that an estimated 2.3 million children are living with risk because of a vulnerable family background.
New report reveals that an estimated 2.3 ...
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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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Game age ratings explained
To help you choose age-appropriate games for children most platforms will feature an age rating on the game. Due to the way certain platforms categorise games according to their content, at times the age rating for one game may not be the same across all platforms. So, it can be confusing when taking a call on whether a game is age-appropriate.
To help you choose age-appropriate games for ...
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Parenting Generation Game: Summary of findings
See a summary of the insights from our Parenting Generation Game report outlining parental views of their relationship with gaming across all devices and platforms.
See a summary of the insights from ...
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Plusnet Plays on the Internet: Never Trust An Alien
This play addresses the theme of Online Grooming and is tailored for children aged between 8 – 11. Use the script to help children learn about this issue and stay safe online.
This play addresses the theme of Online ...
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