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A guide to Minecraft a sandbox game where players can build houses and other creations, explore vast environments and play with other people online.
TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos.
Tips to make sure that your personal information stays private, your postings are positive and that your social media use overall is responsible.
Providing useful tips for children to use new devices safely and responsibly this Christmas.
Guide for children outlining various online safety do’s and don’ts to help empower them to make the right decisions when interacting with the online world.
Guide to aid parents in navigating the latest iteration of Call of Duty, one of the most recognisable video games on the planet.
Guide to help schools deal with Cyberbullying (bullying which takes place online).
Guide to help parents understand the online risks of the latest iteration of the popular FIFA video game franchise.
Three handy guides for parents and carers with suggested apps and games that children might enjoy using to learn and play.
A guide for parents on ‘Sadfishing’, described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention.
A guide to help Parents and Carers understand the updates to the popular Battle Royale game Fortnite.
A guide looking at the arguments both for and against the idea that video games cause violent behaviour.
A guide discussing what parents and carers need to know about in-game purchases such as loot boxes, and the dangers that surround “skin” betting.
A guide giving parents and carers 8 useful pieces of information relevant to the popular application YouTube Kids.
A guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Appearance’.
A guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Influencers’.
A guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Friends and Followers’.
A guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Likes’.
A guide to the incredibly popular online multi-player "battle royale" game Fortnite.
A guide discussing best ways to guide children towards gaming health.
A guide to VR (Virtual Reality), the practice of creating computer generated images or sometimes even entire worlds for a user to experience as if they were there.
A guide to the popular hybrid video game console the Nintendo Switch.
A guide to FaceApp, an app by Wireless Lab which uses uploaded images of someone’s face, and allows them to add a variety of interesting filters making themselves look older, younger, appear with different hair colour and so on.
A guide on managing what your children watch on Television.
A guide by Leicestershire Police on addressing the online drugs trade, specifically in relation to the expansion of the online world, including the rise of the dark web and social media.
A guide to Telegrram, a free messaging service which is very similar to WhatsApp.
A guide to addressing the impact of Social Media on children's mental health.
A guide to everything parents need to know about internet controls, covering router filtering controls, parental software controls, ISP filtering controls and useful recommendations.
A guide for parents to tackle the serious issue of screen addiction.
A guide on YOLO an anonymous question and answer app that works in combination with Snapchat.
A guide to Snapchat a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets.
A guide on ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ (COD) an online first-person shooter game, available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
A guide to the impacts social media has on the mental health of children and young people.
A guide to the most popular communication tool for gamers, Discord.
A guide to the popular social media platform and microblogging site with over 463 million blogs on its platform, Tumblr.
A guide on how children can use smart devices safely.
A guide to identify some of the ways you can stay alert and protect yourself and your children when using smart home devices.
A guide on the popular video streaming service YouTube.
A guide for parents on the constantly emerging and evolving trend of Viral Challenges.
A guide for parents on Virtual Private Networks (also known as VPNs) a great privacy tool, which can be dangerous for children and can allow them to bypass restrictions you have on web browsing.
A guide to Apex Legends, a multiplayer battle royale video game which is free to play. In this game, twenty squads consisting of three players each are dropped onto an island from a dropship, where they compete against each other to be the last team standing.
A guide to Instagram, a photo sharing app that allows users to share images and videos with the world.
A guide to Houseparty, a live streaming app described as a face-to-face social network where people ‘drop in’ on each other to video chat, leave messages and hang out in groups.
A guide to catfishing, when someone creates a fake online profile to trick people into thinking they are somebody else.
A guide to the two official ways you can assess if a particular title is suitable for your child.
A FREE staffroom poster that lists 7 simple strategies to help schools engage parents in online safety.
A guide to Grand Theft Auto, an action-adventure video game series where players control criminals and wreak havoc in order to complete missions and progress through the game.
A guide to Fake news, which can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform.
A guide to Twitter a social networking site where users can post ‘tweets’ or short messages, photos and videos publicly.
A guide to Kik a free messaging app used by 300 million people worldwide that lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and webpages via a Wi-Fi connection or data plan.
A guide to Twitch a gaming-focussed live-streaming service, owned by Amazon, where you can watch others play games live and listen to commentary as they play.
A guide to LiveMea streaming video app that lets you watch live streams and broadcast your own live videos to anyone interested.
A guide to online bullying – also known as cyberbullying – is bullying that takes place ON THE INTERNET or via electronic devices and mobile phones.
A series of 7 questions that will help you start an initial conversation with your child around online safety.
A guide to the phenomenon of sending and receiving explicit messages, images or videos of a sexual nature, known as sexting.
A guide to the oﬃcial store for the Apple iOS operating system is known as the ‘App Store’.
A guide to Roblox, a multi-player online gaming platform which allows children to play and create a variety of games in a 3D world.
A guide to grooming, when someone befriends and builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse or exploitation.
A guide to Reddit, a site that blends the idea of a social network with news, discussion forums and various other media.
A guide to WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than 180 countries using it to send and receive text, photos, videos and documents, as well as make voice and video calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection.
A guide to live streaming, the term used to describe the broadcast of a real-time video from a mobile device, tablet or games console.
A guide on Yubo, a location-based social networking app which used to be called Yellow, has been dubbed ‘Tinder for teens’ in the media due to its similarities with adult dating app, in which users swipe to find matches.
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