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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LGfL – DigiSafe: Undressed resource
LGfL- DigiSafe has created the 'Undressed' resource for young children, parents and professionals about the issue of sexting and sending nudes.
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House of Lords – Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust
Take a look at the report published by the Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies.
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Top apps to get kids active
Make the most of kids’ screen time with these apps to help them get moving and develop healthy habits
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A guide to esports
As esports becomes increasingly popular for children as an aspirational career, here’s everything you need to know about it.
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Online Safety Guide supporting DevicesDotNow initiative
See advice from Internet Matters and DevicesDotNow to help you enjoy the internet safely.
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Google Covid-19 online scams advice hub
With Covid-19 related online scams on the rise, Google has created a hub with practical advice on how to spot and avoid scams.
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Game safe guide to help young people game safely online
Get tips and advice to help young people get the best out of their gaming experience during UK lockdown using our guide.
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LGfL – Digisafe Daily Challenges
Download DigiSafe's daily worksheets (available every day during term time) for simple, child-friendly fun quizzes and daily top tips.
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