Socialising online safely

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

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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 ...
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What is the sendit app?
The sendit app has risen in popularity among young people, but just like other anonymous apps, it can put children ...
Apps & Platforms
Snapchat safety: a how to guide for parents
Snapchat can be a fun way to share photo and video content of daily life but also carries several risks. ...

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Is it safe for children to trade in cryptocurrency and NFTs?
With more young people taking an interest in trading cryptocurrency and NFTs, it's important to understand the risks. Expert Ademolawa ...
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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 ...

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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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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 ...
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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

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Wattpad safety and privacy guide
Help teens stay safe on Wattpad with these steps for managing content, reporting and more.

Recommended Policy & guidance

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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 ...
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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

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The impact of technology on children’s digital wellbeing
The report assessed the impact of digital technology on the wellbeing of children and young people. The research revealed interesting ...
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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 ...
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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 ...