Online Safety Unwrapped

This festive season, we brought you online safety resources to keep the family safe throughout the season and all year long.

Every day, we posted a new online safety gift below, featuring games to play, guides to see and practical things to do.

For more tips, see our unwrapped resources.

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See the final gift of online safety

Today we feature our helpful parental control guides!

In our 12th and final gift to you, we help get your children’s devices set up to manage who they communicate with, what content they see, how much time they spend online and more. Gain peace of mind that lasts all year long.

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See past gifts 1 through 11 below

Amazing games guide for families

Created with tech expert Andy Robertson, the age-specific amazing games guide helps you find unique games off the beaten path that are perfect for the whole family. Gain new experiences and gameplay skills.

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Google's online safety game, Interland

Help your child learn about online safety and digital citizenship with this dynamic game created by Google. Learn about sharing, security, kindness and misinformation by navigating Interland.

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A guide for open and honest conversations

Get your child to open up about their digital lives with open and honest conversations. Our conversation starter guide provides you with useful tips to learn more about their interests online.

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Guides specific to your child's age

A child under 5 has different needs than a teen, which is why we created our age guides. Get advice relevant to your child and how they use the internet so they can be happy and safe online all year long.

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Digital safety game, Doom the Gloom, from LEGO

Make online safety fun and exciting with LEGO. Help your children become heroes in digital empathy, screen time management, privacy and more while they play, creating good digital citizens.

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Online safety issues advice hubs

For information, tips and advice to support your child on the most pressing online safety issues they’ll face, we give you our issues hubs to tackle screen time, misinformation and much more.

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Challenge misinformation with Find the Fake

Tackle fake news and misinformation with this quiz created in partnership with Google so that your child can approach new information online with a critical eye. Help them stay safe and have fun.

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The online critical thinking guide for safer choices

From tackling misinformation to balancing screen time, this handy guide will empower your child to make smarter informed choices to navigate their online world safely and have fun online all year.

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A fun game from Thinuknow: Band Runner

Encourage safe online choices with this fun game from Thinkuknow. Help characters make it to their gig on time by avoiding obstacles and answering online safety questions to test your knowledge about the digital landscape.

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Expert opinion piece on family time and tech

How can you support quality family time with tech? Our expert panel weighs in on positive options to support your family over the festive season and well into the new year when spending time together.

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The Online Together Project in partnership with Samsung

Start the new year off right with this quiz on gender stereotypes. Find out why boys can like pink and selfies, and girls can like video games — break down barriers for a happy and more tolerant new year.

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Games to play

Online video games are very popular among children, young people and even adults. Whether you’re looking to set up parental controls, learn more about your child’s online life or understand a specific game or platform, our resources are here to help.

Watch Katherine Ryan’s parental control remix
Display video transcript
00:00
`{`Music`}`
00:08
twas the night before christmas and
00:11
there's chaos in this house my husband
00:13
is cooking i'm re-gifting this blouse
00:17
the stockings are hung by the fireplace
00:20
with care there's so much to do oh bobby
00:23
where
00:24
is the video games console i think i put
00:26
it in the top of the cupboard i can't
00:28
reach that
00:29
i can the children are nestled all snug
00:32
in their beds our eldest with video
00:34
games dancing in her head
00:36
bobby in his pajamas yum an eye in this
00:39
dress it is christmas eve so the lounge
00:42
is a mess
00:44
when out on the lawn i spot someone in a
00:46
tiz it's our neighbor carol she's had
00:48
too much bugs fizz
00:50
carol
00:51
it's not worth it babe
00:54
bobby walks in with the console in hand
00:56
but prior to wrapping it's vital to
00:58
understand before the playing starts
01:01
before it's tucked under the tree set up
01:04
parental controls it's easy and free you
01:07
can set limits for what and when your
01:09
child can play you need only do once
01:12
then get on with your day
01:13
`{`Music`}`
01:15
long day
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don't put it off you should do it right
01:18
now set restrictions on purchases and
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what services to allow just a few clicks
01:23
for your own peace of mind all password
01:26
protected so if they do try declined
01:30
with parent and child profiles all
01:32
sorted we can let them play freely
01:35
because those worries are thwarted so
01:37
now that's all done and was so easy to
01:40
do i can relax and enjoy christmas how
01:42
about you
01:47
`{`Music`}`
01:50
`{`Applause`}`
01:55
you

Guides to see

From screen time to cyberbullying to inappropriate content, our guides can help start the conversation around some of the biggest online issues. Prepare yourself for these conversations before it becomes a problem and stay informed all year round.

Practical things to do

These guides, resources and articles help you take action now for digital safety that lasts for your family all year long.

Check kids devices are set up safe – see our Mobile device health check for more support

Further resources

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