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Microsoft releases Xbox Family Settings app

Internet Matters
15th October 2020 by Internet Matters Team
The new Xbox Family Settings app, helps parents to control children's screen time, to filter content and to manage their friends. Learn about the new app and how this could work for your family.
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Ask Mr Burton – Your online safety questions answered!

Internet Matters
13th October 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Matt Burton, Head Teacher of Thornhill Academy – best known as “Mr Burton” from Channel 4’s Educating Yorkshire has answered parents/carers online safety and back to school queries.

About the Inclusive Digital Safety Hub

25th September 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Visit the joint initiative between SWGfL & Internet Matters, providing online safety advice for parents & professionals supporting children's digital lives.

Connecting and sharing online – supporting care experience children

14th September 2020 by Internet Matters Team
As part of the Inclusive Digital Safety hub, find advice on how to safeguard care-experienced children and young people as they connect and share online.
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Instagram Reels – A parents’ guide to the new video sharing feature

Internet Matters
17th August 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Instagram has rolled out a new feature allowing users to record and share 15-second videos on Instagram, similar to features on the popular app TikTok.
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Online activism, social media and young people

Internet Matters
16th July 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Learn about what online/digital activism is and how it has been used as a way to educate people about social issues and to raise awareness.
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Tech and online safety during lockdown by Adele Jennings

Internet Matters
11th May 2020 by Adele Jennings
Parent and Internet Matters blogger Adele Jennings, shares her experience of how her two children are spending their time online and also shares her thoughts about online safety for children.
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Setting up the appropriate safety settings on social media

Internet Matters
16th April 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Here are some basic rules to follow when reviewing privacy settings on social media platforms to support young people.
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DfE guidance for schools – what does this mean for children at home?

Internet Matters
30th March 2020 by Karl Hopwood
Online safety expert Karl Hopwood shares insights on the impact of school closures on the use of tech and the new DfE guidance on children.
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Children’s mental health and wellbeing guidance from Public Health England during COVID-19 pandemic

Internet Matters
30th March 2020 by Internet Matters Team
We summarise Public Health England recently published “guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”.
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New Ofcom Report Suggests Parents’ Rising Concern Over Children Online

Internet Matters, Ofcom
4th February 2020 by Internet Matters Team
More parents than ever feel children’s online use now carries more risks than benefits, according to Ofcom’s latest annual study of children’s media and online lives.

Safer Internet Day

12th January 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Find the advice and resources you need for Safer Internet Day this year. These will equip you to help children be savvier about what they trust online.
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What is the Houseparty app? What parents need to know

Internet Matters
24th December 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Learn more about the Houseparty app, how it works and the concerns raised about the app.
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What is Fortnite Chapter 2?

Internet Matters
23rd December 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Fortnite is the game of the moment right now. Chapter 2 of Fortnite: Battle Royale was rolled out in October 2019 and with over 250 million Fortnite players in total, it’s safe to say it’s a very popular game amongst young people and children.
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Setting up your child’s new smartphone

Internet Matters
19th December 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Whether you are gifting your child a new phone or setting up their first, it’s important to consider setting controls on their device.
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Episode Game App – What parents need to know

Internet Matters
9th December 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Episode has become an increasingly popular online game with young people and children.
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