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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What is undress AI? Guidance for parents and carers
Artificial intelligence continues to increase in ability and technology. Undress AI is one example that could leave young people open to harm. Learn what it is so you can better protect your child online.
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A new lesson to teach cyberbullying for Anti-Bullying Week 2023
Get ready for Anti-Bullying Week with a lesson from Digital Matters and other cyberbullying resources.
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A photo shows three children sitting outside and using devices. Choosing the right apps can support wellbeing and balanced screen time.
How to choose apps for kids
Guidance on choosing new apps and games for children to support wellbeing, interests and balanced screen time.
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A boy uses his laptop with a bubble surrounding him to represent how echo chambers separate users from others views. Text reads 'Algorithms and echo chambers: advice and guidance for managing algorithms on social media'.
What are algorithms? How to prevent echo chambers and keep children safe online
Algorithms are an important part of social media feeds, but they can create echo chambers. These echo chambers lead to issues of online hate, misinformation and more.
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Financial scams and the impacts on young people
Internet Matters finance expert, Ademolawa Ibrahim Ajibade, explores the impacts of financial scams on young people and offers advice to keep them safe.
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Accessibility: Video games designed for everyone
72% of children aged 8-17 play video games. Learn about accessibility in video games with guidance from tech expert, Andy Robertson.
72% of children aged 8-17 play video ...
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YouTube: Tips and tricks to keep your children entertained and safe
YouTube can be a powerful source of education and entertainment for your child. Learn tips on how to keep them safe with help from expert Andy Robertson.
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Google Family Link app – What parents need to know
Google Family Link can be a great tool to help children navigate the digital world safety.
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