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

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

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

Separating online risk from things that could actually cause children harm: a parent’s guide

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

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

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Critical thinking: a parent’s guide to fake news and helping your child question what they see or hear online

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Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

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

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Popular thinking has it that children instinctively know how to navigate the digital universe, while their parents are clueless. What’s the truth?

Digital parenting

Top tips on staying up-to-date with what your child is doing online

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

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How to know your Zoellas from your PewDiePies in the world of vlogging

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From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

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Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. The Phone-pay Services Authority explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…

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What parents need to know about Kik Messenger, with advice from CEOP

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Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to

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But what exactly is digital resilience? And what can we do as parents to help our children develop it?

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What happens if your child sees something they shouldn't online? CEOP offers advice for parents

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

Child-friendly terms and conditions on social media; a parent’s guide 

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

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

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.

Video games

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

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

ooVoo is a group video chat service that has been the source of some controversy, with fears that children are giving away information to people they don't know. Like any popular online tool, used wisely it's great; used unwisely it can be a platform for problems. Here's everything you need to know about what ooVoo is, how to use it safely, and how to report anything worrying.

Monitoring apps: the pros and cons of apps that let you to virtually follow your child

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

Social media

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely is anonymous and has been known to lead to cyberbullying and taunting. Here is CEOP’s guide to in a series of FAQs for parents.

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Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

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

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Snapchat: what parents need to know

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Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible – and safe – use of Instagram

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat: a parent’s guide

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

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


Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it? 


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

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


Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?


A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting

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What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

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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. 

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Video: how to keep your child safe when using their mobilke phone