Socialising online safely

Find tips and tools to help your child stay connected with family and friends safely and share responsibly online.

Recommended Apps & Platforms

Apps & Platforms
What is Y99 chat? What parents need to know
Learn what Y99 is and whether it's safe for children to use.
Apps & Platforms
Discord App safety settings guide
Learn how to manage your child's online safety on the Discord app by enabling or disabling security, privacy and data ...

Recommended Articles

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What are cryptocurrencies and NFTs?
To help keep young people safe as they navigate the popular world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, decentralised finance expert Ademolawa ...
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Cake Stories, #StoryTime and other misleading content
Many children and young people love watching baking, video gaming and beauty videos. However, cake stories or videos marked with ...
Articles
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.

Recommended Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A
How to counter online hate and extremism with young people
Hate and Extremism Analyst, Hannah Rose, shares insight into how young people might get involved online. Learn how to counter ...
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Recommended Parent stories

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How one dad deals with misogyny content teen boys consume
James Coomber of Wiltshire lives with his wife and their two teenaged sons. He worries about the misogynistic content teen ...
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Supporting girls impacted by misogyny online
Dad, Barney, shares his daughter's experience with misogyny online. See what he does to support his teen to deal with ...

Recommended Parental controls

Parental controls
Electronic Arts app parental controls guide
Manage who your child can talk to, what content they can access and more with Electronic Arts app parental control ...
Parental controls
Fall Guys parental controls guide
Help children stay safe when playing Fall Guys with these steps for managing spending, communication and more.
Parental controls
Rocket League parental controls guide
Help children stay safe when playing Rocket League with these steps for managing spending, communication and more.

Recommended Research

Research
Shifting the dial: Methods to prevent ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse among 11-13-year-olds
This research report, funded by Nominet and carried out with Praesidio Safeguarding, explores effective methods to prevent the sharing of ...