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 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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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 ...
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How to help LGBTQ+ children find safe online communities and resources
If your child has identified or thinks they identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, there are hundreds of online ...
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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 ...
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How to help your children respect gender equality online
Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos provides insight on how to help young people tackle gender stereotypes online with young people.
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What is X? What parents need to know about safety and changes to Twitter
To keep users safe, Twitter has developed a variety of parental control and privacy settings. Learn what they are and ...
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What parents need to know about sexual image-sharing among kids
Learn about our research into sexual image-sharing among 11- to 13-year-olds and what these insights mean for parents.
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It takes a village: How male role models can challenge online misogyny
Learn about how male role models can impact young boys' views of girls with guidance from The NWG Network.
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Why do teens use anonymous apps like Omegle?
Anonymous apps like Omegle remain popular among teens despite some safety concerns. We asked 15-year-old Freya and 16-year-old Harry about ...
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What is Yubo? – What parents need to know
Yubo is a social media app that encourages teens to find new friends by allowing them to swipe left or ...
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What is the Threads App from Instagram?
Originally launched in 2019, the relaunched Threads app offers users a Twitter-like experience with easy links to Instagram. Here's what ...
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What are algorithms? How to prevent echo chambers and keep children safe online
Algorithms are an important part of social media feeds, but they can create echo chambers. These echo chambers lead to ...