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6 Apps every parent should know about

A guide for parents to some of the most popular apps children use online

online safety

The really important things that every parent needs to know about online safety.

A parents guide to WhatsApp

Teenagers love WhatsApp – as do a lot of parents. Here's what parents need to know about it

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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Find out more about Parent Zone's online digital parenting course

Filters and parental controls won't keep your children safe online, but they are a useful first line of defence. Here's what parents need to know

Off-limits online

The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

What is  online shaming and what can you do to protect your child from it?

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

What is fake news and how can you help  your child spot it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents

social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint

A parent's guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from CEOP’s Leah Buck

Internet troll

Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.

CEOP explains the dark web, the reasons why your child might be using it, and what you need to know about it.

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What does it mean to be a digitally literate child in the internet age?

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How does Ofcom, the communications regulator, tackle material online that may be inapprorpriate or upsetting for children?

Young person

How to deal with roasting: the cyberbullying craze that can have a profound effect on its victims

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Cybercrime: a parent's guide to keeping your kids safe

Video games

The gen on some of the most popular games, plus how the Games Rating Authority works.

Fitness apps

Fitness apps: a parent's guide

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The risks and opportunities that children face when using this latest development in social media. 

All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.

What exactly is your child signing up for when they tick that little box to use an online service? By Parent Zone.

The NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive way and help combat cybercrime. 

keeping children safe online

The internet is a public and open place, one where anybody can post and share content. This is all part of the fun, but what happens if your child sees something they shouldn't? CEOP offers advice.

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Parent Info’s partner organisation, Parent Zone, began the conversation about the importance of promoting digital resilience in children and young people with its 2014 report with the Oxford Internet Institute,

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Advice on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet.

Kik messenger

What adults need to know about the app their children love using.

Our Digital Families 2017 conference is nearly here - our expert speakers offer their tips for parents on how to help young people manage their online lives.

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Advice on how to help your child learn to question what they see or hear online.

Gaming

How video games can draw players in and what parents should do if they think their child is hooked.

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A selection of the most popular articles that you have looked at in our first year.

Keeping kids safe online poster

A number of schools have asked us about a Parent Info poster to put up around the school or send home to parents, telling them about the service.

Well, now we have one - and here it is! 

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How to keep your family safe when viewing video on demand and films online and on mobile devices.

Family digital

Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. PhonepayPlus, the premium rate services regulator, explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…

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Know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies: a parent's guide to vlogging.

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

Nude selfies

CEOP's film explains what they are, and what parents should know about them.

The internet is a wonderful resource for young people and offers unprecedented opportunities for connecting and learning. But it can also be scary. Many parents are afraid their children will be exposed to upsetting content or meet dangerous people online. What are the facts about online risk?

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Support organisations for young people and parents who are concerned about what young people are having to deal with online.

Internet brain

There are considerable benefits to internet use for young people with autism and learning disabilities, with lots of apps and specialist tools - but there are also risks. We look at how best to prepare your child. 

Teens

Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Or, in fact, what it means? Here's our parent's guide to some popular teen chat acronyms and slang words. 

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your children are doing online.

Children at screens

We're always hearing about 'digital natives' as if all young people are happily at home on the internet, knowing where to find all the good things, how to avoid the hazards and partying happily together. But what if most young people were just as anxious and lost as their parents? The experts think that's much closer to the truth...

Internet

Two thirds of young people have their own smartphone before they start secondary school (and some other interesting facts). How does your child's internet use compare?

Connected

Researchers have been studying how children use smartphones, tablets and computers across Europe. So are children addicted to their phones? And how many have experienced cyberbullying? We have (some of) the answers...

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You can't shield your child from every risk in the online world, any more than you can offline. So how do you help them to be digitally literate (what does that even mean?) And what kind of parenting approach is most likely to help them stay safe?

Snapchat

Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app

social media

Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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