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How will GDPR affect you and your child?

By John Carr on

E-safety expert John Carr explains what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for you and your child and their safety online. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU measure which becomes law in May 2018. Any country that wants to be able to send or receive data across EU boundaries is going … Continued

The apps teens use: How to start a dialogue

By Cat Coode on

How do you talk to your child about what they do online? Are you strict about what they should and shouldn't do? According to Cat Coode of Binary Tattoo, the first step is to start a conversation with them and agree boundaries together. There is a lot of advice out there about how parents should handle … Continued

Sharenting: 5 tips to keeps your kids safe

By Cat Coode on

We all love to share our children's quirky, funny and memorable moments online but have you thought about how to do it safely? Cat Coode, draws on her own experience and gives some practical tips to share safely. Of all the jobs I have ever had, by far the most difficult, confusing, exhausting AND rewarding … Continued

Our Expert Panel – Introducing Rebecca Avery

By Rebecca Avery on

I am the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) at Kent County Council and have been working in the field of online safety since 2008. Along with my colleague, the e-Safety Development Officer, my role is to provide online safety support, guidance and training for Kent’s Educational settings, including schools, colleges and early years settings. I … Continued

Getting kids tech ready for transition to secondary school

By Internet Matters Team on

Helen, a social media manager with a 12-year-old daughter, gives her account of the steep learning curve she experienced as her daughter grew more reliant on tech when she made the transition to secondary school. Mobile phone is an essential tool for kids “It’s been such a fast learning curve since Maddie went into year … Continued