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Mum’s letter urging all to stand up to bullying following son’s suicide

15th November 2016 by Internet Matters Team
Following the tragic loss of her son, Lucy Alexander wrote an open letter to parents, teachers and children calling them to stand up to cyberbullying.

How social media and the internet is helping teens

8th July 2016 by Seun Oshinaike
Co-founders of Silent Secret, a social community for young people explore the benefits that the internet and social media can offer young people.

Should social media platforms use age verification to stop underage use?

13th June 2016 by Internet Matters Team
Parenting writer Olivia Gordon discusses the ease at which young people can access social networks & what parents can do to keep them safe. Internet Matters
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Parents share social media concerns

29th April 2016 by Internet Matters Team
Parents shared their personal concerns and experiences of their children’s social lives online to help others protect their children on social media.

End of year review: Highs and lows of being a parent in the YouTube generation

1st January 2016 by Carolyn Bunting MBE
The headlines in 2015 reveal a worrying trend of sexting, cyberbullying, online grooming, identity theft and radicalisation on the web.

Things to consider when giving children their first smartphone

10th December 2015 by Internet Matters Team
Does your primary schooler want their first mobile phone? Has your teenager got their eye on the latest smartphone?

Pace of change research reveals gap between parents & children’s knowledge of online playground

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13th October 2015 by Internet Matters Team
Children leaving their parents for digital dust reasearch. What are the challenges that parents face in keeping up with what their kids are doing online.

Sexting – defusing the teenage timebomb

8th September 2015 by Internet Matters Team
Sexting is a relatively new issue facing our children. Learn more about sexting and what as a parent you can do to protect your child.
Expert Q&A

Why is cyberbullying awareness so important for tackling bullying?

10th November 2014 by Lauren Seager-Smith
Bullying is not how it used to be, the internet means that cyberbullying and bullying are the same. Read more and keep your child safe.

From bullying to pornography: How to keep your children safe online

16th February 2014 by Internet Matters Team
Susie Mesure tackles the key question, how do we keep our children safe online? Susie's detailed advice is provided across the key age groups.