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Kidscape Radio 4 Appeal with David Walliams

By Internet Matters Team on

On 6th August, author and comedian David Walliams will be highlighting the dangers posed for young people online in a charity appeal on BBC Radio 4, on behalf of the charity Kidscape. He will explain the ways in which Kidscape can help parents, grandparents and other adults support children and young people in navigating this territory. … Continued

Live streaming app Live.me, what you need to know

By Anna Durkin on

Live.me is a social platform that allows users to connect with others and earn virtual goods which can be exchanged for prizes, rewards and cash. Users are able to go live and instantaneously share what they are doing to a select audience and with over 10 million downloads since last year’s release the app is … Continued

Be the Change! Childnet’s Film Competition 2017

By Internet Matters Team on

We were amazed to see such great talent on show at Childnet’s Film Competition 2017 held at the prestigious British Film Institute in London. Each year hundreds of primary and secondary schools and youth organisations across the UK submit their internet safety films to the Childnet Film Competition to gain the chance to see their films shown at a private screening … Continued

Virtual reality gaming – what parents need to know

By Andy Robertson on

With the growth of virtual reality devices aimed at children, games expert Andy Robertson shares advice on the growing phenomenon and what parents need to know about these new gadgets. Virtual Reality, usually referred to as VR, used to be the preserve of science fiction films. Now, though, a range of VR gaming products offer … Continued

Our Expert Panel – Introducing CC Olivia Pinkney

By CC Olivia Pinkney on

I am the National Police Chief Lead for the policing of Children and Young People.  One of the first actions that I took on taking on this role 3 years ago was to develop a National Child Centred Policing Strategy.  We have a National Action Plan and forces are working on implementing it. One of … Continued

Wishbone App – What parents need to know

By Dr Tamasine Preece on

To help parents who've raised concerns that their children are receiving unsolicited messages on wishbone app, we've compile expert tips on how to keep them safe on the app. About the App Launched in 2015 Wishbone describes itself as "the go-to for comparing anything your heart desires," with over 3.1  million active monthly users globally. It … Continued

How are YouTubers influencing children?

By Dr Tamasine Preece on

Dr Tamasine Preece gives insight about the power that YouTubers now have on children who look to them for advice on issues they're most concerned about. Many of the concerns regarding YouTube are not dissimilar from those expressed towards other sites such as Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat. Content can often include strong language and problematic … Continued