E-Safety

Tackling Online Hate

Internet Matters have some really good advice to support children and young people, which includes facts and statistics, why hate speech is so dangerous, the law and much more. Very useful to discuss with children to open up those all-important dialogues. Here is the guide.

YouTube Explore

This was totally unexpected, we’ve all been wishing for more (and better) parental controls on YouTube for years. The main YouTube service is supposedly for users 13+ and yet YouTube Kids is for very young children, which leaves a pretty big age gap in the middle.  Called a ‘supervised experience’, YouTube state these new features …

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National Online Safety App

FREE Online Safety App for Parents & Educators! 📱 National Online Safety are excited to launch their FREE mobile app, giving parents access to instant information about the latest apps, games, devices & more. Download for apple Download for android More information

In-Game Purchases

76% of children and young people between the ages 10-16 say that online games try to make you spend as much money as possible. But do you know your loot boxes from dark nudges? The 5Rights Foundation have put together some wonderful information and I’m sharing it with you as the information can be a …

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8 Tips for Online Safety During Lockdown

With the new lockdown restrictions in place, it’s likely that kids (and adults!) will continue to spend more time online over the next few weeks. Whether it’s for school work, connecting with friends or playing games, Net Aware has everything you need to know to help keep them safe. Read their top tips here.

Refuge & Risk

This is a brand new, really interesting report from Adrienne Katz and Aiman El Asam, brought to you by Internet Matters. Refuge and Risk explores how UK children, with some form of vulnerability, show how the online world has become their lifeline yet at the same time some are up to 7 times more likely …

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TikTok Anorexia Videos

TikTok has launched an investigation and banned some search terms after the Guardian found harmful pro-anorexia content was still easily searchable despite measures taken by the social media company to prohibit the advertising of weight-loss products.   Read about the investigation here.