Revealed: The Secret life of six-year-olds online

By Ghislaine Bombusa on

To mark Safer Internet Day, we carried out research which revealed the online habits of a six-year-olds are as digitally advanced as 10-year-olds were just three years old. Below we've created an infographic to show how six-year-olds online habits compare to that of 10-year-olds and how they've changed since 2013.  If you'd like to get practical … Continued

Mum shares sharenting experiences and online safety tips

By Zoe Holland on

Zoe Holland, mum and teacher, talks about her ups and downs with sharenting and how she encourages her children to be safe online. Zoe often shares photos of her children, aged 12, 10 and 7, online. “I write a family-focused blog, and so we’re often sharing photos of the family engaging in activities, and I … Continued

‘Be the change’ this Safer Internet Day

By Will Gardner on

At the UK Safer Internet Centre, we’re inviting you to ‘Be the change’ and help make the internet a better place this Safer Internet Day. Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible … Continued

Selfies and self-esteem: Expert advice for parents

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Images shared online can have a powerful effect on how young people interact with each other on and offline. With an estimated 2.5 trillion images shared in 2016, we ask our experts to give advice on issues that children may face when posting images online and how parents can support them. Experts answer questions from … Continued

New Anti-bullying programme backed by DfE will help beat bullying

By Internet Matters Team on

Internet Matters in partnership with tootoot, and supported by the Department for Education, are inviting schools to take part in a pilot online service to report bullying and cyberbullying concerns. The programme which sits alongside 9 other innovative schemes to tackle bullying, backed with £4.4million of government investment, will enable 120,000 students across 300 schools to … Continued

Online Safety Live Events

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South West Grid for Learning is hosting a series of events Designed exclusively for professionals working with children and young people and they’re completely FREE. Delivered across the whole of the UK by the Find out more about South West Grid for Learning, they will bring these events locally to you with all the very latest in … Continued