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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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Apps & Platforms
Discord app safety – What parents need to know
Is the Discord platform safe? We recommend that with the correct privacy and security settings, Discord can be used safely ...
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. ...
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 ...

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How to protect children from online sexual harm
The NWG Network and Marie Collins Foundation have teamed up to help parents understand online harm. Learn how to minimise ...
Interactive tool launched in partnership with Samsung Electronics UK promoting inclusive culture online
The Online Together Project is a co-created initiative between Internet Matters and Samsung Electronics UK – with the first phase ...
How to help your children respect gender equality online
Psychologist and IM Ambassador Dr Linda Papadopoulos provides insight on how to help young people tackle gender stereotypes online with ...

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How to help children communicate appropriately online
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How can children make use of online support communities?
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Socialising online safety advice for younger children

Recommended Parent stories

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’ response to the 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 new 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

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 ...
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