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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Parent shares her tips to support children with online money management
From talking about the value of money to setting up controls for in-app purchases, Meena shares her tips to help children develop good online money habits.
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Mum of two shares her ideas on supporting children’s online spending
Sandra shares her insights on what works for her when it comes to helping her two daughters understand online currencies and what things cost online.
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Mum of SEND teen shares the positive impact of tech on her child
Sarah mum to Amber who has autism shares the important role the online world plays in her child's daily life and offers tips for other parents.
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Child on laptop with pen and paper and headphones on
Family shares how tech is proving essential during third UK lockdown
To understand more about how families are coping with their new normal during lockdown, parents share their digital diaries reflecting on tech & wellbeing.
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What will your digital festive season look like this year?
With social restrictions in place in the UK, Damion Founde speaks to us about what his family will be doing to celebrate the festive season using tech
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Teen shares his experience of social media during COVID-19 pandemic
Young teen shares the crucial role social media is playing in his life while experiencing the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on his daily life.
Young teen shares the crucial role social ...
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Parents share their experiences of tech and wellbeing during lockdown
To understand more about how families are coping with their new normal during lockdown, parents share their digital diaries reflecting on tech & wellbeing.
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Tech and online safety during lockdown by Adele Jennings
Get tips on how to make use of the most popular video chat platforms to do group chats with family and friends and stay connected during UK lockdown.
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