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Online safety schools pack giveaway – update

By Internet Matters Team on

On the 4th of October, we launched our Schools Pack Giveaway, to provide copies of our most popular online-safety resources to any schools who contacted us, for FREE, during the month of October. The demand for our free resources has been incredible, and within the first 5 days, we had already sent out all our … Continued

Tik Tok app safety – What parents need to know

By Internet Matters Team on

This social network app is from the creators of Musical.ly. As Musical.ly officially went offline earlier this year, Tik Tok (known as Douyin in China) has taken its place offering the user the ability to watch musical clips, create short clips up to 60 seconds and add special effects to them. All the content that … Continued

What is Tumblr?

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A cross between WordPress and social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, Tumblr gives users the ability to create blogs and share them with followers and friends across a number of social platforms. It is also known as short-form microblogging platform and host more than 425 million blogs and is ranked 7th among the leading … Continued

Best 10 educational apps to keep your kids amused safely

By Andy Robertson on

While we all know that smartphones and tablets are powerful devices for bringing learning into the home, app stores are so crammed with options it can be hard to find the best ones for our children. That's why we've tested a fair few ourselves in order to bring you our current top 10 apps that … Continued

Our campaign highlights online pressures children face as they had back to school

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As children head back to school our research reveals that the first year of secondary school has become a pinch-point for online safety - as 11-year-olds face a “perfect storm” of digital pressure. To address these issues we're launching a new campaign to raise awareness and support parents in prioritising their children's digital wellbeing. Dealing with online … Continued

What online safety support can I expect from my child’s school?

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Safeguarding lead Michael Bell and online safety expert Mark Bentley provide a short summary of the policies and the guidelines that schools use to help keep children safe online. Safeguarding in schools All schools in England are under a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of their pupils. All children deserve a safe environment in … Continued