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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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How one dad deals with misogyny content teen boys consume
James Coomber of Wiltshire lives with his wife and their two teenaged sons. He worries about the misogynistic content teen boys consume across the digital space. See how James deals with misogyny that comes from popular online influencers and celebrities.
James Coomber of Wiltshire lives with his ...
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Supporting girls impacted by misogyny online
Dad, Barney, shares his daughter's experience with misogyny online. See what he does to support his teen to deal with the hate she sees in online football communities.
Dad, Barney, shares his daughter's experience with ...
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How one family uses cryptocurrency to save
Cryptocurrency is confusing for some people, but mum Jayne -- along with her husband and their two daughters -- have found a way to make it work for them and their savings.
Cryptocurrency is confusing for some people, but ...
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Mum Emma talks about her experience with child-on-child abuse
One mum’s experience with online child-on-child abuse
Mum, Emma, shares her experience of online child-on-child abuse and what parents can do to help keep their children safe.
Mum, Emma, shares her experience of 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.
From talking about the value of money ...
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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.
Sandra shares her insights on what works ...
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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.
Sarah mum to Amber who has autism ...
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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.
To understand more about how families are ...
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