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Online resources and advice to support families

To help families adjusting to a “new normal” following the measures taken to stop the spread of coronavirus, we’ve created this dedicated space to provide expert advice, resources and tools to make the best use of tech.

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Latest articles and resources

Thursday sessions with Dr Linda

Our Ambassador Dr Linda Papadopoulos provides advice how to talk about sexting with children to protect them

Recommended resources by topic

See our range of recommended resources to support your child on a range of areas while they’re at home.

From the latest apps to help children stay connected to friends and family to advice to keep them active at home, you’ll find a rich variety of resources and expert advice to make the best use of the online world and all it has to offer.

Staying active with tech

Find a range of apps, device and expert advice on how to stay active at home

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TOP ACTIVE PICKS

Super Movers

Fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn


PE with Joe

Everyday home workouts for the whole family to get involved in


GoNoodle

A range of videos that gets children moving with interactive activities

Socialising online safely

Help your children stay connected to friends and family with tech

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TOP SOCIAL PICKS

Social media apps for kids

See a list of top social media apps created for under 13s


Social networking in gaming

Learn more about how children interact while gaming to keep them safe.


Managing privacy on social

Learn how to use tools on social apps to manage privacy settings.

Balancing screen time

Create a balanced digital diet for your child with advice from our screen time hub

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TOP SCREEN TIME PICKS

Digital Diet guide

Create healthy digital diet for kids with our simple tips


Screen time tips by age

Help children manage their screen time with age-specific tips.


Expert advice on screen time

See what our experts say when it comes to managing screen time with children.

Support wellbeing with tech

Support your child’s wellbeing with advice from experts and tech tools

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TOP WELLBEING PICKS

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Top wellbeing apps

Check out our list of the best age-specific wellbeing apps for children


Critical thinking guide

Help your child develop their critical thinking with our simple guide.


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BBC Own It app

App for children 8 – 11 to help them manage their digital wellbeing.

Downtime with tech

See a range of activities, games and virtual fun available for your children to enjoy

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TOP DOWNTIME PICKS

Gaming control guides

Learn how to set parental controls on consoles and gaming platforms.


Amazing gaming guide

Discover great games to play together as a family.


Setting controls on streaming services

Use our how-to guides to set parental controls on entertainment platforms and apps.

Learning with tech

See educational apps and top tips to support your child’s learning

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TOP LEARNING PICKS

BBC Teach

A range of age-specific resources to help with learning at home.


Best educational apps

Our tech experts provides a list of recommended educational apps


Sky Kids – Learning From Home collection

Educational collections are now available to Sky Kids’ customers in three key curriculum stages: early years and key stage 1 and 2.

Age specific advice and resources

As your child will be spending more time online, learning, creating and socialising, it’s now more important than ever to have conversations about their online safety and learn about what steps you can take to keep them safe. See our age specific advice to help you get started.

Set up safe guides

Need advice on how to set up virtual conferencing, set privacy settings on social media or put parental controls on your child’s device? We have a broad range of how-to guide to support you.

Parents share their experiences

Learn how other parents are managing their ‘new normal’ and get some practical tips that could help your family get through these challenging times.

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Places to go for support

If you are concerned about you or your child’s wellbeing, or just need some advice on how to deal with a particular issues, there are a range of great organisations that can offer support and counselling. Here a few that we’d recommend.

For any worries a child may have

24 hour helpline for those struggling to cope

For adults worried about child mental health

Support service for young people under 25

NSPCC and O2 helpline for online safety advice

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