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Our Expert Panel – Introducing Alan Mackenzie

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Alan brings a wealth of experience to help parents keep children safe online Alan Mackenzie has been an online safety specialist since 2007; passionate about technology and the huge benefits that can be realised through global connectivity and collaboration, he is a heavy user of social media, a gamer since his early 20’s (when time allows) … Continued

1 in 3 parents concerned their children will become addicted to pornography

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As the Government announces that the UK will become the first country in the world to bring in age-verification for online pornography in July, our new research reveals parents' concerns about their children viewing online pornography. What are parents' concerns about children viewing sexual content online? Our research found that parents’ fears included children having a distorted … Continued

Free tickets to the performance of ‘Plays on the Internet’ created in collaboration with Konnie Huq and Plusnet

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In partnership with Plusnet, Konnie Huq – former Blue Peter presenter and youth theatre company Chickenshed, we’ve created three plays to help bring to life some of the digital challenges facing young people today. This is a unique opportunity to see young people performing plays written with their input to offer insight into three main … Continued

Top Internet Manners

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We've created a list of what we think are the top "Internet Manners" (or netiquette) to help you and your children get to grips with behaviours that can help maintain a safer internet. Download the poster and share it with friends and family. Creating a kinder internet These 12 top "Internet Manners" will help everyone be … Continued

Parent’s gaming guide to Apex Legends multiplayer game

By Andy Robertson on

While Fortnite is not about to disappear, there is a new battle royale game competing for children's attention. Apex Legends offer the same style of gun-battle on a shrinking map with lots of other players. Here’s what you need to know about it if your child is asking to play. Apex Legends review to help … Continued

Taming Gaming book is a great resource for schools and parents

By Andy Robertson on

We’re excited to announce that Internet Matters has signed up as a key partner on Andy Robertson’s upcoming Taming Gaming book. We join other backers like Xbox, Roblox and the Video Standards Council in making this important book a reality. We asked Andy to explain how the project helps schools and parents. Taming Gaming - … Continued