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Apps & Platforms
What is the Mastodon social media platform?
Mastodon is a decentralised social network that has recently surged in popularity. Learn about the platform to make the right ...
Apps & Platforms
What is Rec Room? What parents need to know
Rec Room is a free cross-platform multiplayer video game gaining in popularity. Learn about it to help keep kids safe ...
Apps & Platforms
What is 4chan and why is it controversial?
Launched in 2003, 4chan is an established imageboard website with 20 million visitors monthly and 900,000 new posts per day. ...

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Articles
Anti-Bullying Week 2022: Reach Out
As a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, we are proud to support Anti-Bullying Week 2022 (14th – 18th November). This year's ...
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Keeping kids safe: Phishing and ransomware
As young people engage with the online space, they may fall victim to phishing and ransomware. To help prevent such ...
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How a strong password protects from data breaches
Data breaches can happen to anyone but a strong password can help prevent it. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) ...

Recommended Expert Q&A

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Thinking critically about news on social media
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How to encourage children to learn different skills online
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Help children with SEND have positive experiences online

Recommended Parent stories

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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 ...
Parent stories
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.
Parent stories
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.

Recommended Parental controls

Parental controls
TikTok parental control and safety settings
Learn how to manage your child’s privacy settings on the TikTok social media app with our step-by-step how-to guide.
Parental controls
Wattpad safety and privacy guide
Help teens stay safe on Wattpad with these steps for managing content, reporting and more.
Parental controls
Instagram parental controls
Learn how to manage your child's privacy settings on Instagram with our step-by-step how-to guides.

Recommended Policy & guidance

Policy & guidance
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 ...
Policy & guidance
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

Research
The role of agency in supporting young people’s wellbeing
It's important to reflect on what we do online and how taking control of our experiences makes us feel. Our ...
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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 ...
Articles
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 ...