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The apps teens use: How to start a dialogue

By Cat Coode on

How do you talk to your child about what they do online? Are you strict about what they should and shouldn't do? According to Cat Coode of Binary Tattoo, the first step is to start a conversation with them and agree boundaries together. There is a lot of advice out there about how parents should handle … Continued

Our Expert Panel – Introducing Rebecca Avery

By Rebecca Avery on

I am the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) at Kent County Council and have been working in the field of online safety since 2008. Along with my colleague, the e-Safety Development Officer, my role is to provide online safety support, guidance and training for Kent’s Educational settings, including schools, colleges and early years settings. I … Continued

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