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In-game spending tips to support young people

19th March 2021 by ghislaine
Get insight on what fake news and minsiformation is and the impact it can have on young people. This will help you support them on this issue.

Social media scams advice guide to support young people

17th March 2021 by Internet Matters Team
Learn about how social media can influence young people's spending habits and how to equip them with the skills to recognise social media scams.

What is Omegle? What parents need to know

25th February 2021 by Internet Matters Team
Omegle, a video-chat-social media site create for over 13s has gain popularity during the pandemic, it allows users to have chats with strangers.

How to deactivate/delete old social media accounts

21st January 2021 by Internet Matters Team
Why not do some digital spring cleaning? We have provided steps on how to delete or deactivate some of the most popular social media apps and platforms.

Parents share top gifts on children’s Christmas wish list

8th December 2020 by Internet Matters Team
With Christmas approaching, we asked parents and carers what’s on their child’s Christmas wish list this year.

Teen shares his experience of social media during COVID-19 pandemic

Internet Matters
25th November 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Young teen opens up about the role of social media in his day to day life while experiencing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

Stopping the spread of fake news on popular online platforms

16th November 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Learn about the different ways that the most popular social networking platforms are working to stop the spread of fake news online.

What is the Triller app?

2nd November 2020 by Internet Matters Team
Triller is a video social app where users can film multiple takes of themselves singing and/or dancing to music.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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