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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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.
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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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How to use video chat platforms to group chat with family and friends
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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10 surefire tips to reduce stress during lockdown from other parents
Family life can be stressful at the best of times so, we asked some of the UK’s top parenting bloggers to share their top tips for reducing stress.
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A parent’s reaction to the latest school closures
Mum Ann shares her family’s personal experience of fake news to help other parents consider their children's digital literacy skills.
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Mum shares her experience with working from home
Mum Ann shares her family’s personal experience of fake news to help other parents consider their children's digital literacy skills.
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