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6 Apps every parent should know about

A guide to some of the most popular ones children use online.

connected toys

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

Safer Internet Day 2017

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

Young person

How to deal with the cyberbullying craze that has a profound effect on its victims.

live streaming

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

Gaming

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

A parents guide to WhatsApp

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

Video games

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

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).

cybercrime

How parents can teach their children to look after their personal information online.

online safety

There’s a lot of advice out there but here's what every parent needs to know about online safety.

Fitness apps

How to spot if your child is taking things too far.

Google screen grab - critical thinking

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

pegi descriptors

Video games ratings explained in full.

child looking at tablet

How the communications regulator tackles harmful or inappropriate material.

online safety advice for children

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! 

social media

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.

Kik messenger

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

Boy on tablet

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

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.

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…

zoella, alfie deyes and louise pentland

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...

Filters and parental controls may not be the complete answer to keeping children safe online, but they are undoubtedly the first line of defence. It's now possible to set filters on your broadband, your devices and your applications. Here, from Internet Matters, is what you need to know.

Nude selfies

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

YouTube

Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it.

Online safety for children

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything you need to know?

Online safety for children

Some tips on responsible – and safe – use of Instagram.

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about the popular smartphone game, including parental concerns and safety tips.

Musical.ly is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it? 

social media

If you want to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, here's how to do it.

Snapchat

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

safety guide to Yellow app

Yellow is a popular mobile app. Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP - has created a guide for parents on how the app works and what your child needs to know about how to use it safely and sensibly.

Keeping safe on snapchat

What do you need to know about Snapchat?

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.

Keeping safe on snapchat

Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?

Children outdoors

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Sharenting

Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.

Going online

A lot of sites and apps specify that users must be aged over 13. Why 13? Vicki Shotbolt explains and offers a guide to the age limits for various popular online activities.

YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with young people. What should you know about it? 

Teens on Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know.

street fight

The rise of viral fight videos and how to help your child if they are involved

iRights logo

There is deep concern about the impact the internet is having on families, especially on children and young people. iRights is a coalition calling for five basic rights that children and young people should have online. 

YouTube

YouTube's SafetyMode allows parents to restrict the content their children see. Here's our quick'n'dirty guide to setting it up.

Filtering

Google is often the first port of call for homework and curiosity of all kinds. Here's how to guard against adult content appearing in your children's Google searches.

Ways the internet can be good for children and internet safety

We hear a lot about the negative effects on children of using the internet - but it can also be a positive thing...

Tearaway Unfolded

Where to go for information on the video games your children will ask for this Christmas.

Selfie

91% of teens have taken a selfie. Should parents be worried or are they just harmless fun?

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