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What 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

Mum shares basic rules on managing screen time with teens

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Sharing how she supports her tween and teens, Sarah mum of 3 shares her relaxed approach to screen time and some basic rules she follows to guide them in the right direction “Honestly, it feels like a losing battle, especially with Archie, who’s 14,” Sarah says. “I’m not entirely sure we DO manage screen time.” … Continued

Should children play Doki Doki Literature Club?

By Andy Robertson on

Following the warnings surrounding the Anime 'dating game' Doki Doki Literature Club game,  our games expert Andy Robertson offers detailed insight on how it works and gives examples of alternatives games that offer positive benefits to help manage wellbeing and mental health. Doki Doki Literature Club! (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb5n4JjYa-E) is a game for PC and Mac. … Continued

Gaming disorder – what you need to know

By Andy Robertson on

With recent news of gaming addiction becoming a recognised disorder, our games experts Andy Robertson looks at what this means for young people, the NHS and the future of gaming. A lot has been said about WHO proposing to add Gaming Disorder to ICD-11. It’s an important debate and crucial issue for parents of children … Continued

5 top tips to manage children’s screentime

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var axel = Math.random() + ""; var a = axel * 10000000000000; document.write(''); In a bid to help parents and children get best out of the time they spend online, we've devised five simple tips to help manage children’s screen time so they can make the most out of their time both on and offline. … Continued