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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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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.
Parent stories

Online hate and trolling – a parent’s story

Internet Matters
12th November 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Mum Beth shares her family's personal experience with online hate to help other parents support their children on this issue.

Social networking and messaging apps

25th September 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Learn about the lastest social networking and messaging apps children are using and what risks they may expose children and young people too.

Homepage

4th July 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Working with online safety experts, we’re here to guide you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet
Parent stories

Mum shares her experience of protecting digitally savvy pre-teen from inappropriate content

3rd June 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Beth shares how she helps her digitally-savvy 10-year old navigate the risks of seeing inappropriate content through the platforms he uses.

Glossary

28th May 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Here’s an up-to-date internet safety glossary of some of the most important words to help you keep abreast of the latest internet-related language.

Navigating secondary school – online safety guide

15th May 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Read our guide on the key issues secondary school children may face and how to encourage them to make smarter choices online.

Parents guide to live streaming and vlogging

13th May 2019 by Internet Matters Team
See our guide to learn more about live streaming and vlogging, how children are using it to interact with others and what you can do to keep them safe while doing it.

Moving to secondary school – online safety guide

13th May 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Get advice on how to support children digital development as they make the transition from primary school to secondary or senior school.

Discovering digital at primary school

10th May 2019 by Internet Matters Team
Read our guide on the key online safety issues primary school children may face and what you can do to help support them.
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