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connected toys

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

Pokemon Go

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

A parents guide to WhatsApp

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

Minecraft: what parents need to know

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

social media

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

6 Apps every parent should know about

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

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

keeping children safe online

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

Snapchat

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

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

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

Dealing with in-game abuse can be extremely upsetting, distressing and draining. Liam Hacket from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label gives advice on what your child should do if they are being subjected to in-game bullying

Cybercrime: the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive, rather than negative, way

live streaming

The risks and opportunities that children face when using live streaming social media apps including Live.me

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

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...

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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

Tearaway Unfolded

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

Kik messenger

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

The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command has created an interactive game that can help you start conversations with your child about making safer choices online.

The National Crime Agency’s CEOP command has created an interactive game that can help you start conversations with your child about making safer choices online.

christmas dinner

Tips for parents on navigating screen time and technology rules when families meet up

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Setting parental controls on Netflix and using Google Maps to explore are just two of the ways tech can help you enjoy time together as a family. Read our top tips for parents

Here are some things you can do to teach your child to be kind and respectful online and to expect this from others. 

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

Group selfie

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

bullying

Peer pressure: how parents can help their children cope

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

What age can your child be left alone? When can they drink? We answer parents’ frequently asked questions about legal milestones in their children’s lives

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

online safety

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

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Helping your child with their homework and revision can often be a huge benefit when it comes to exam day. Here's what you need to know to support your child's learning. 

Sharenting

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

Boy on tablet

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

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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.

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.

Bullying

Alex Holmes, deputy CEO of the Diana Award, offers advice on how to recognise bullying and what to do if your child is affected

Divorce and children

Divorce and separation are tough on children, but as a parent you can make the process and its effects less painful through good communication. Here are 10 tips from Gingerbread to help

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

Digital parenting

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

Divorce advice for kids after Brangelina split

Useful online tools to help with organisation and communication if you are a separated or divorced parent

digital re

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

digital infants

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

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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. 

Children at screens

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

Family digital

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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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

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