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TikTok 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, TikTok (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 was … Continued

Momo Challenge – what parents should know about online crazes

By Andy Robertson on

What is the Momo Challenge? Momo Challenge is the latest in a series of chain-letter viral stories. It’s arresting because of the disturbing image that represents the Momo character. The image comes from Midori Hayashi, a Japanese doll artist not associated with the game. Players who want to take part search online for a number … Continued

How can we support vulnerable children in the digital world?

By Claire Levens on

Today we launch our new report 'Vulnerable children in a digital world'  to highlight how children's offline vulnerabilities can help us identify what types of risks they may face online so we can work across sectors to offer early intervention and specialist support to help them stay safe online. How do you identify a vulnerable … Continued

8 out of 10 parents back Government’s pornography age-verification plans

By Internet Matters Team on

Government plans to introduce age-verification on pornography sites have been overwhelmingly backed by parents, new research reveals. Research shows parents fully support age-verification More than 8 out of 10 parents (83%) feel that commercial porn sites should demand users verify their age before they’re able to access content. Our latest research also found 76% of … Continued