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BBC Own It App
Getting their first phone is a big moment in a child’s life. But with so many messages, notifications and social media accounts to juggle, phone life can quickly get overwhelming, stressful and out of control. That’s where the Own It app and keyboard come in.
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Tackling online hate and trolling
As children spend more time interacting with each online, it's important to help them recognise behaviours that can spread harmful content. The growth of hate speech and trolling online can often have real-world consequences so equipping them with the tools to address these issues is essential.
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Social media parents guide
Advice for parents on conversations to have before children get social
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Fake news
Get support to help children develop their digital literacy and critical thinking to spot the difference between fact and fiction online.
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Conversation starters – Practical guide for vulnerable children
Use our list of practical tips on cyberbullying to help vulnerable children to have a safer online experience and build up their resilience to get the best out of the digital world as they grow.
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Conversation starters Cyberbullying supporting 11 -13 year olds
Use our list of practical tips on cyberbullying to help children aged 11 to 13 to have a safer online experience and build up their resilience to get the best out of the digital world as they grow.
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Conversation starters Cyberbullying supporting teens
With the support of Ditch The Label, a cyberbullying charity, we’ve created a guide on how to talk to teens about cyberbullying and give them the right support.
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Balancing Screen time and a digital diet
Find simple tips to help children develop healthy online habits and a good digital diet to help them thrive on and offline.
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Screen time tips to support 11-14 year olds
As children start senior or secondary school and take advantage of their independence, it’s likely that they’ll be spending a lot more time on their devices. This is a crucial time to talk to them about how to manage their screen time and give them strategies to find a healthy balance between their life on and offline. Find tips and advice to help them do just that.
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Screen time tips to support teens
Smartphones are central to teen’s daily routine, if not integral to it. Whether it’s sending something on Snapchat to keep a streak going as soon as they wake up, getting up to speed on news on Twitter or live streaming thoughts about their day on social media, it can be hard to keep teens away from screens.
Smartphones are central to teen’s daily routine, ...
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Amazing games guide for families
Playing games with your child and understanding how to make use of safety controls on apps and games consoles will help them develop good gaming habits but, there’s nothing as powerful as introducing them to a wide range of activities online.
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Game age ratings explained
To help you choose age-appropriate games for children most platforms will feature an age rating on the game. Due to the way certain platforms categorise games according to their content, at times the age rating for one game may not be the same across all platforms. So, it can be confusing when taking a call on whether a game is age-appropriate.
To help you choose age-appropriate games for ...
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