Issues

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What is the BeReal app? — What parents need to know
BeReal is a social media app that gives users 2 minutes to upload real content of themselves. How might this ...
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What is the ZEPETO app? — What parents need to know
Through the use of avatars, the ZEPETO app lets users connect with friends and others all over the world, but ...
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What is Reddit? — What parents need to know
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Online Safety Bill: what parents and carers can expect
Carolyn Bunting, CEO at Internet Matters, give parents insights on how the UK Online Safety Bill will impact children online.
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Supporting children’s body image in the online world
Monday marked the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (28 February - 6 March 2022). Although only a small minority ...
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What is the ZEPETO app? — What parents need to know
Through the use of avatars, the ZEPETO app lets users connect with friends and others all over the world, but ...

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Teen shares his experience of social media during COVID-19 pandemic
Young teen shares the crucial role social media is playing in his life while experiencing the impact of COVID-19 restrictions ...
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Mum shares the impact fake news had on her son
Mum Ann shares her family’s personal experience of fake news to help other parents consider their children's digital literacy skills.
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Online hate and trolling – a parent’s story
Mum Beth shares her family's personal experience with online hate to help other parents support their children on this issue.

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Instagram parental controls
Learn how to manage your child's privacy settings on Instagram with our step-by-step how-to guides.

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Will proposed online harms regulation help children have a safer experience online?
As part of the consultation on Online Harms and Ethics of Data, our Policy Director Claire Levens provides insight that ...
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Consultation response: Online Harms and the Ethics of Data
As part of the consultation on Online Harms and Ethics of Data, our Policy Director Claire Levens provides insight that ...

Recommended Research

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Internet Matters launches ‘Children’s Wellbeing in a Digital World: Index Report 2022’
We've launched Children’s Wellbeing in a Digital World: Index Report 2022, the culmination of a year-long project, developed with the ...
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TikTok explores effective responses to dangerous online challenges
A new report commissioned by TikTok explores dangerous online challenges (including hoax challenges). It seeks to identify things that can ...
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What is the manosphere and why is it a concern?
Jessica Aiston from the MANTRaP research project at Lancaster University discusses the manosphere and its impact on young people.