digital

LGBTQ+

It’s important that children and teenagers feel able to talk to and relate to people as they grow up, so they can share experiences, develop their confidence and know that they’re not alone, but this can be particularly difficult for LGBTQ+ children and young people. Here, we look at some ways they can interact with their peers safely. By Parent Zone’s Yusuf Tamanna.

 

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. 

You’ve probably heard of public shaming. It’s a centuries-old punishment, for anything from a crime to someone doing something others feel is morally wrong. But what is online shaming? And how does it differ?

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe - and to push against. This is as important online as off. The Parent Zone's Sophie Linington offers some tips on digital boundary-setting.

There's been quite a lot of interest recently in monitoring apps, which allow you to track your child, alerting you to where they are and what they're doing. Sounds like a brilliant idea, no? But experts warn you should think twice before putting your child under surveillance. We look at the pros and cons.

Phone images

Your child is probably going to come across unwanted images online. Not an easy topic for discussion. So how do you broach the subject?

Online safety for children

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

12 year-old boy sitting and looking inscrutable

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

Camera

Sex plus the teenage urge to take risks plus the constant presence of a camera and a 'send' button - it's probably not surprising that a lot of young people think sexting is a perfectly normal part of modern teenage relationships. Is it? How often do things go wrong? What happens when images get spread beyond the boy or the girl they were meant for?

Digital parenting

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

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?

Keeping safe on snapchat

What do you need to know about Snapchat?