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Pokemon Go

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

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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?

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

Sharenting

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

Teens on Tinder

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

street fight

Advice for parents on the rise of viral fight videos online

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know.

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.

Online safety for children

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

Five tips for starting a new school

Yubo 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Ask.fm

Ask.fm is anonymous and has been known to lead to cyberbullying and taunting. Here is CEOP’s guide to Ask.fm in a series of FAQs for parents.

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.

A tattoo is permanent, much like the information we post online. CEOP gives its top tips on making sure your child's online reputation is just as good as their offline one

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.

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CEOP offers advice to parents on how to respond if your child shares a picture online they regret

Texting

What parents need to know about sexting

Talk about sexting

How to have conversations about sexting and make sure your teen is staying safe. 

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?

Looking out window

Sexting is almost the norm among some young people but sharing images of anyone under the age of 18 is illegal. So what should you say about sexting to your child? And how to respond if your child has sent an image they regret?

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. 

Group selfie

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

Selfie

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

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.

YouTube

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

Technology

What are children really seeing online? Do parental filters work? Our stats may surprise you...

Dog with iPad

Too many children have memories of dull ICT lessons acquiring skills that will probably be outdated by the time they start work. But the new computing curriculum, introduced this school year, is a really exciting (and world-leading) development. Simon Humphreys of Computing at School explains why.

Christmas games for children

PEGI ratings and video games: a parent's guide

Minecraft: what parents need to know

Tearaway Unfolded

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

Minecraft is phenomenally popular, especially with primary school children. Sometimes described as Lego for the digital age, it is absorbing, creative and educational - but, as with any online activity, it's as well to be aware of the basics of staying safe. Here's our guide to helping your child make the most of Minecraft.

How the Internet Watch Foundation is protecting children from online sexual abuse

Teen and father at screen

A quarter of 9-16 year-olds have told researchers they’d seen sexual images in the past year. Is the ready availability of porn everywhere changing young people's attitudes to sex and relationships?

Computer memory

Worried that your child may be accessing undesirable content online? Try our checklist of precautions and ways to respond.

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.

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...

Suspicious about someone your child is talking to online? Worried your child may be a victim of online secual abuse or exploitation? Read this advice from CEOP, the child protection command of the National Crime Agency to find out where and when to report

Covering eyes

What to do if your child has come across something upsetting or illegal  online

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