Parents guide to Roblox and how your kids can play it safely

By Andy Robertson on

Is Roblox safe for children to play? This is the question that a lot of parents are grappling with, following the recent concerns raised in the media. To help ease those fears, Pocket-lint tech journalist and games expert Andy Robertson sheds light on the game and how it can be played safely. Roblox has been … Continued

Our Expert Panel – Introducing Ben Bolton

By Ben Bolton on

Having spent almost 2 decades working in Local Government, Ben currently works for HeadStart Kernow, a Big Lottery funded programme aimed at improving the mental health of 10 – 16-year-olds. Ben is leading a research programme focussed on the social and emotional wellbeing of young people living in an online world. As part of this … Continued

40% rise in teens managing their money online

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As research reveals that online and mobile banking among Halifax customers aged 11 to 18 has increased by 40% in just two years, together with Halifax we’ve create a simple video to give parents confidence to help their child manage their money. Teens online banking habits The research also identified teenagers as now being far … Continued

Our Expert Panel – Introducing Jade Gayle

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Jade is an ‘Outstanding’ teacher (Ofsted 2011), who manages outreach projects that target ‘at risk’ young people. With specialist knowledge in the fields of Sociology, Religious Studies, Careers, Citizenship and PSHE, Jade has led and consulted in the development of youth engagement programmes across the corporate, public and third sectors. This includes regional, national and … Continued

DfE changes to sex and relationship education and PSHE – Feb 2018

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In December 2017 the Department for Education opened an inquiry into the teaching of sex and relationship education – which including elements of staying safe online. Critical Thinkers: Whether it is reading fake news, being contacted by a stranger, knowing what to share online, the skill of critical thinking needs to underpin children’s behaviour. We … Continued

Meet the Malwares – new educational resource launched by Industry Trust & Into Film

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The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, in partnership with film education charity, Into Film, has today launched “Staying Safe Online - Meet the Malwares”, a short animation and educational resource aimed at teachers and young people, ahead of UK Safer Internet Day 2018. Teaching kids about risks of spyware when downloading content online The educational … Continued