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 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 ...
Apps & Platforms
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 ...
Apps & Platforms
What is Reddit? — What parents need to know
The social news website requires users to be 13 or older but is Reddit safe? Learn what teens can find ...

Recommended Articles

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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 ...
Apps & Platforms
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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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
Tech and online safety during lockdown by Adele Jennings
Get tips on how to make use of the most popular video chat platforms to do group chats with family ...
Parent stories
How to use video chat platforms to group chat with family and friends
Get tips on how to make use of the most popular video chat platforms to do group chats with family ...

Recommended Parental controls

Parental controls
Houseparty privacy and safety settings
Learn how to manage your child's privacy settings on Houseparty social media app with our step-by-step how-to guides. Note: Houseparty ...

Recommended Policy & guidance

Policy & guidance
Internet Matters’ submission to the Public Bill Committee for the Online Safety Bill
While Internet Matters welcomes the development of the Online Safety Bill, we believe it could be significantly strengthened to better ...
Policy & guidance
Internet Matters’ response to draft Online Safety Bill
See our response to the Online Safety Bill, which sets out the government’s plans for a new regulatory regime addressing ...
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 ...

Recommended Research

Research
Gaps in practice around the online lives of vulnerable children
Vulnerable children tend to have a team of services that interact with them. A research study aimed to explore how ...
Research
Understanding children’s and families’ wellbeing in a digital world
Nearly a fifth of schoolchildren, who have sent sexts said they were pressured or blackmailed into doing so, the new ...