Guides

What Parents Need to Know about Reddit

  • Published 21st September 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Reddit. It highlights a number of risks such as harassment, trolling and fake news.

The Extraordinary Life of Queen Elizabeth II

  • Published 14th September 2022

Take an appreciative look back over the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our timeline poster.

Tips for Supporting Children in Dealing with Grief

  • Published 14th September 2022

This free guide focuses on supporting children in dealing with grief. It highlights how we can help children in processing grief healthily at this potentially upsetting time.

What Parents Need to Know about Roblox

  • Published 6th September 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. It highlights a number of risks such as online daters, in-app purchases and contact with strangers.

Spot the Online Safety Tips for Going Back to School

  • Published 31st August 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on going back to school. It highlights a number of tips such as thinking before posting, reporting upsetting content and avoiding screens late at night.

What Parents Need to Know about Google Chromebook

  • Published 24th August 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Google Chromebook. It highlights a number of risks such as addiction, malware and your child having access to the internet at all times.

What Parents Need to Know about Instagram

  • Published 17th August 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Instagram. It highlights a number of risks such as addiction, unrealistic ideals and the influencer culture.

What Parents Need to Know about Amazon Fire Tablets

  • Published 10th August 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Amazon Fire Tablets. It highlights a number of risks such as potential addiction, getting locked out of your device and faulty older models.

What Parents Need to Know about Loot Boxes

  • Published 3rd August 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on loot boxes. It highlights a number of risks such as addiction, scams and mounting costs.

Online Safety Tips for Parents and Carers to Keep Children Safe Online Over Summer

  • Published 27th July 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on keeping children safe online over summer. It highlights a number of tips such as setting a screen time limit, setting a good example and limit social audiences.

Stay Safe Online this Summer

  • Published 20th July 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on staying safe online this summer. It highlights a number of tips such as reporting bad behaviour online, making time for other hobbies and not giving out personal information.

12 Ways to Champion Equality Online

  • Published 13th July 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 ways to champion equality online. It highlights a number of issues such as ‘pack mentality’, haters and discrimination.

What Parents Need to Know about Steam

  • Published 6th July 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Steam. It highlights a number of risks such as potential scams, contact with strangers and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know about Minecraft

  • Published 29th June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Minecraft. It highlights a number of risks such as in-game purchases, addiction and chatting with strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Esports

  • Published 22nd June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on esports. It highlights a number of risks such as in-game purchases, inappropriate content and possible exploitation.

What Parents Need to Know about Twitch

  • Published 15th June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Twitch. It highlights a number of risks such as inappropriate content, private chat rooms and strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Virtual Reality

  • Published 8th June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on virtual reality. It highlights a number of risks such as physical accidents, premature exposure and eye strain.

What Parents Need to Know about the Metaverse

  • Published 1st June 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Metaverse. It highlights a number of risks such as anonymity, psychological impact and unsafe areas.

What Parents Need to Know about Cross-Platform Sharing of Inappropriate Content

  • Published 25th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on cross-platform sharing of inappropriate content. It highlights a number of risks such as accidental exposure, inappropriate language and unsuitable videos.

What Parents Need to Know about Discord

  • Published 18th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Discord. It highlights a number of risks such as cyberbullying, predators and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know about Toddlers & Screen Time

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on toddlers and screen time. It highlights a number of tips such as setting parental controls, removing devices at certain times and using screentime as a reward.

What Parents Need to Know about Toddlers & Screen Time (Spanish)

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on toddlers and screen time. It highlights a number of tips such as setting parental controls, removing devices at certain times and using screentime as a reward.

Online Safety for Under 5s: 10 Top Tips for Parents and Carers

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety for under 5s. It highlights a number of tips such as managing screen time, block in-app purchases and using devices together.

Online Safety for Under 5s: 10 Top Tips for Parents and Carers (Spanish)

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety for under 5s. It highlights a number of tips such as managing screen time, block in-app purchases and using devices together.

What Parents Need to Know about YouTube Kids

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YouTube Kids. It highlights a number of tips such as disabling the search option, restricting viewing time and monitor the watch history.

What Parents Need to Know about YouTube Kids (Spanish)

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YouTube Kids. It highlights a number of tips such as disabling the search option, restricting viewing time and monitor the watch history.

Loneliness Online: What Causes It and Ways to Feel Better

  • Published 4th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on loneliness online. It highlights a number of tips such as taking breaks, play single player games and listening to your favourite audiobooks.

What Parents Need to Know about Group Chats

  • Published 27th April 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on group chats. It highlights a number of risks such as bullying, inappropriate content and unknown members.

What Parents Need to Know about Group Chats (Spanish)

  • Published 27th April 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on group chats. It highlights a number of risks such as bullying, inappropriate content and unknown members.

Spotting Ads on Social Media

  • Published 20th April 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on spotting ads on social media. It highlights a number of tips such as paying attention to the account name, studying the hashtags for clues and being savvy with high numbers of likes and shares.

What Parents Need to Know about Facebook Messenger

  • Published 13th April 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Facebook Messenger. It highlights a number of risks such as addiction, strangers and secret conversations.

What Parents Need to Know about the Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2022

  • Published 6th April 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2022. In the guide, you'll find stats including the percentage of young people who own a mobile phone (and at which ages), the most-used platforms by children in 2021, and the main online safety concerns of parents and carers.

What Parents Need to Know about Facebook

  • Published 30th March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Facebook. It highlights a number of risks such as cyberbullying, strangers and the addictive nature of Facebook.

What Parents Need to Know about Facebook (Spanish)

  • Published 30th March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Facebook. It highlights a number of risks such as cyberbullying, strangers and the addictive nature of Facebook.

What Parents Need to Know about Phone Scams

  • Published 23rd March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on phone scams. It highlights a number of risks such as sim hacking, smishing and impersonation.

Supporting Children to Deal with Upsetting Content

  • Published 16th March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children to deal with upsetting content. It highlights a number of tips such as encouraging your child to ask questions, setting limits and to emphasis hope.

Supporting Children to Deal with Upsetting Content (Spanish)

  • Published 16th March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children to deal with upsetting content. It highlights a number of tips such as encouraging your child to ask questions, setting limits and to emphasis hope.

Brighten Someone's Day Online

  • Published 16th March 2022

This week’s free online safety guide celebrates Red Nose Day 2022. It suggests simple ways to brighten someone’s day online – including video calling, posting a kind comment or sharing a feelgood playlist.

What Parents Need to Know about Yubo

  • Published 9th March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Yubo. It highlights a number of risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and flimsy age gates.

What Parents Need to Know about WhatsApp

  • Published 2nd March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WhatsApp. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, strangers and location sharing.

What Parents Need to Know about WhatsApp (Spanish)

  • Published 2nd March 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WhatsApp. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, strangers and location sharing.

What Parents Need to Know about NFTs

  • Published 23rd February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on NFTs. It highlights a number of risks such as IP theft, scams and financial loss.

What Parents Need to Know about NFTs (Spanish)

  • Published 23rd February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on NFTs. It highlights a number of risks such as IP theft, scams and financial loss.

What Parents Need to Know about Wink

  • Published 15th February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Wink. It highlights a number of risks such as grooming, cyberbullying and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know about Wink (Spanish)

  • Published 15th February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Wink. It highlights a number of risks such as grooming, cyberbullying and inappropriate content.

Check in with Your Friends

  • Published 9th February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on checking in with your friends, it takes a look at a number of tips such as sending nice messages, asking how you can help someone and being a good listener.

10 Top Tips for Respect Online: Inspiring Children to Build a Better Digital World

  • Published 2nd February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for respect online: inspiring childing to build a better digital world, it takes a look at a number of tips such as how to prevent internet addiction, being aware of the dark side, and pressing ‘pause’.

10 Top Tips for Respect Online: Inspiring Children to Build a Better Digital World (Spanish)

  • Published 2nd February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for respect online: inspiring childing to build a better digital world, it takes a look at a number of tips such as how to prevent internet addiction, being aware of the dark side, and pressing ‘pause’.

10 Top Tips for Respect Online: A Digital World for Everyone

  • Published 2nd February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for respect online: a digital world for everyone, it takes a look at a number of tips such as protecting yourself, replying wisely and being forgiving.

10 Top Tips for Respect Online: Digital World for Everyone (Spanish)

  • Published 2nd February 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for respect online: a digital world for everyone, it takes a look at a number of tips such as protecting yourself, replying wisely and being forgiving.

What Parents Need to Know about YouTube (Spanish)

  • Published 26th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YouTube, it takes a look at a number of risks such as connecting with strangers, inappropriate content and high visibility.

What Parents Need to Know about YouTube

  • Published 26th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YouTube, it takes a look at a number of risks such as connecting with strangers, inappropriate content and high visibility.

What Parents Need to Know about Horror Games

  • Published 19th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on horror games. It highlights a number of risks such as adult themes, psychological horror and violent content.

What Parents Need to Know about Horror Games (Spanish)

  • Published 19th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on horror games. It highlights a number of risks such as adult themes, psychological horror and violent content.

What Parents Need to Know about Replika

  • Published 12th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Replika. It highlights a number of risks such as possible addiction, inappropriate content and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know about Replika (Spanish)

  • Published 12th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Replika. It highlights a number of risks such as possible addiction, inappropriate content and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Chapter 3

  • Published 5th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fortnite Chapter 3. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, in-app purchases and user-controlled content.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Chapter 3 (Spanish)

  • Published 5th January 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fortnite Chapter 3. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, in-app purchases and user-controlled content.

What Parents Need to Know about Setting Up New Devices for Children

  • Published 22nd December 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on setting up new devices for children. It highlights a number of tips such as adjusting the screen time settings, setting windows limits and installing Xbox family settings.

What Parents Need to Know about Setting Up New Devices for Children (Spanish)

  • Published 22nd December 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on setting up new devices for children. It highlights a number of tips such as adjusting the screen time settings, setting windows limits and installing Xbox family settings.

Make the Most of the Online World this Christmas

  • Published 15th December 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on making the most of the online world this Christmas, it takes a look at a number of tips such as video calling family members, playing video games as a family and listening to your favourite seasonal songs online.

Let's Connect this Christmas (Some Way) - Lyric Sheet

  • Published 8th December 2021

By now you’ll have seen our collaboration with Musicalternative for this year’s National Online Safety Christmas song. If you feel like joining in – perhaps with your family or with your class – we’ve reproduced the lyrics here for you!

What Parents Need to Know about Age-Inappropriate Content

  • Published 1st December 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on age-inappropriate content. It highlights a number of risks such as social media, gaming and adverts.

What Parents Need to Know about Age-Inappropriate Content (Spanish)

  • Published 1st December 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on age-inappropriate content. It highlights a number of risks such as social media, gaming and adverts.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online on Cyber Monday

  • Published 29th November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cyber Monday, it takes a look at a number of tips such as making sure the site is secure, how to spot phishing attacks and checking the small print.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online on Black Friday

  • Published 26th November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Black Friday, it takes a look at a number of tips such as how to check the sites secure, how to identify a phishing attack and how to check if you’re really getting a ‘deal’.

What Parents Need to Know about Cryptocurrency

  • Published 23rd November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on cryptocurrency. It highlights a number of risks such as complex technology, scams and risky investments.

What Parents Need to Know about Cryptocurrency (Spanish)

  • Published 23rd November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on cryptocurrency. It highlights a number of risks such as complex technology, scams and risky investments.

10 Ways You Can Share Kindness Online

  • Published 16th November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on sharing kindness online, it takes a look at a number of tips such as reaching out, thinking before commenting and recommending fun things.

10 Ways You Can Share Kindness Online (Spanish)

  • Published 16th November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on sharing kindness online, it takes a look at a number of tips such as reaching out, thinking before commenting and recommending fun things.

What Parents Need to Know about Netflix

  • Published 10th November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Netflix. It highlights a number of risks such as screen addiction, inappropriate content and hacking attempts.

What Parents Need to Know about Netflix (Spanish)

  • Published 10th November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Netflix. It highlights a number of risks such as screen addiction, inappropriate content and hacking attempts.

What Parents Need to Know about Snapchat

  • Published 3rd November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Snapchat. It highlights a number of risks such as sexting, visible location and strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Snapchat (Spanish)

  • Published 3rd November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Snapchat. It highlights a number of risks such as sexting, visible location and strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Squid Game

  • Published 1st November 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Squid Game. It highlights a number of risks such as inappropriate content, viral spin-offs and scene re-enactments.

What Parents Need to Know about TikTok

  • Published 27th October 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on TikTok. It highlights a number of risks such as age-inappropriate content, addiction and in-app spending.

What Parents Need to Know about TikTok (Spanish)

  • Published 27th October 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on TikTok. It highlights a number of risks such as age-inappropriate content, addiction and in-app spending.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Bots

  • Published 20th October 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on social bots. It highlights a number of risks such as cyberbullying, extortion and astroturfing.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Bots (Spanish)

  • Published 20th October 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on social bots. It highlights a number of risks such as cyberbullying, extortion and astroturfing.

What Parents Need to Know about Apple Guided Access

  • Published 13th October 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Apple Guided Access, detailing step-by-step instructions for parents on how to set it up and how to switch it on.

What Parents Need to Know about Tinder

  • Published 6th October 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tinder. It highlights a number of risks such as privacy concerns, emotional harm and pressure to meet strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Tinder (Spanish)

  • Published 6th October 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tinder. It highlights a number of risks such as privacy concerns, emotional harm and pressure to meet strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Pokémon GO

  • Published 28th September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Pokémon GO. It highlights a number of risks such as environmental hazards, strangers and data collection.

How to Set Up Parental Controls for iPhone Apps

  • Published 22nd September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to set up parental controls for iPhone apps, it takes a look at a number of tips such as how to restrict built in apps, the game centre and app store purchases.

How to Set Up Parental Controls for Android Apps

  • Published 22nd September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to set up parental controls for Android apps. It highlights a number of tips such as how to block app downloads, how to stop auto-updates and how to restrict apps.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Media Scams

  • Published 15th September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on social media scams. It highlights a number of risks such as phishing scams, untrustworthy URLs and 'payment first' scams.

What Parents Need to Know about Rocket League

  • Published 8th September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Rocket League. It highlights a number of risks such as scams, inappropriate online interactions and increased screentime.

Back to School | Online Safety Tips for Children

  • Published 1st September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on going back to school. It highlights a number of tips such as how to spot fake news, reporting something offensive online and how to deal with bullies.

Back to School | Online Safety Tips for Children (Spanish)

  • Published 1st September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on going back to school. It highlights a number of tips such as how to spot fake news, reporting something offensive online and how to deal with bullies.

What Parents Need to Know about Hoop

  • Published 25th August 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Hoop. It highlights a number of risks such as grooming, visible location and no age verification system.

What Parents Need to Know about Echo Chambers

  • Published 18th August 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Echo Chambers. It highlights a number of risks such as radicalisation, changes in behaviour and stifled independent thought.

EdTech Summer Holiday Guide

  • Published 11th August 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses EdTech Summer Holiday Guide. It highlights a number of ideas for the sports fan, the avid reader and much more!

What Parents Need to Know about Deepfakes

  • Published 4th August 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses Deepfakes. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as fake news, pornography and fraudulent use.

What Parents Need to Know about Free Speech vs Hate Speech

  • Published 28th July 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Free Speech vs Hate Speech. It highlights a number of tips that explain the difference between free speech and hate speech.

What Parents Need to Know about OnlyFans

  • Published 20th July 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on OnlyFans. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as explicit content, online grooming and potential financial costs.

What Parents Need to Know about Valorant

  • Published 14th July 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Valorant. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as addiction, violence and in-game purchases.

Online Fair Play: the Dos and Don'ts of Online Conduct

  • Published 7th July 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online fair play. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online strangers, hurtful messages and an overspending of time online.

What Parents Need to Know about Sports Betting

  • Published 23rd June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on sports betting. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as underage gambling, addiction and a negative impact on mental health.

England - Let's Tackle Online Hate Together

  • Published 16th June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. It highlights a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

UEFA Euro 2020/21 Wallchart

  • Published 11th June 2021

Young football fans can follow all the action in the European Football Championships with our handy wallchart. Plot exactly who’s playing who, and when!

What Parents Need to Know about FIFA 21

  • Published 9th June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FIFA 21. It highlights how to tackle a range of potential risks such as addiction, scams and in-game chat.

How to Set Up Parental Controls to Protect Privacy | iPhone

  • Published 2nd June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls to protect privacy. It highlights a range of tips such as how to make changes to the privacy settings and how to prevent changes to other settings and features.

How to Set Up Parental Controls to Protect Privacy | Android

  • Published 2nd June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls to protect privacy. The privacy settings on your child’s smartphone give you control over how the information stored on it can be used. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as managing app permissions, managing location settings and controlling access for third-party apps and sites.

What Parents Need to Know about TextMe

  • Published 26th May 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on TextMe. TextMe is a free texting and calling service. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as predators, visible location and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know about Email Scams

  • Published 19th May 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on email scams. Email scams are when you receive an email from someone purporting to be a genuine person or company, but is actually an online fraudster trying to trick you into disclosing personal information. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as viruses, financial damage and personal safety.

12 Top Tips to Supporting Mental Wellbeing Through Nature Online and Offline

  • Published 12th May 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 Top Tips to Supporting Mental Wellbeing Through Nature. ‘Nature’ is a superb choice as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, as there’s clear evidence that getting access to nature is excellent for our mental health. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as giving Geocaching a go, ditching your phone and playing sports

What Parents Need to Know about The Ofcom 'Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes' Report 2020/21

  • Published 5th May 2021

What impact have lockdowns, remote learning and increased screen time had on children’s digital habits? Our #WakeUpWednesday guide has the details.

What Parents Need to Know about Roblox (Spanish)

  • Published 28th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, online dating and chat functionality

How to Set up Parental Controls to Limit Age-Inappropriate Content | Android

  • Published 21st April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls. The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. The guide takes a look at tips such as sexting, strangers and excessive use.

How to Set up Parental Controls to Limit Age-Inappropriate Content | iPhone

  • Published 21st April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls. The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-restricted content, explicit websites and inappropriate search results.

What Parents Need to Know about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Published 7th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter game developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent content, pornographic images and addiction.

Stress Awareness Month | 30-Day Challenge

  • Published 1st April 2021

To mark the start of Stress Awareness Month, we’re joining in with the Stress Management Society’s 30-day challenge. Below, we’ve given you 30 tips to get you started.

What Parents Need to Know about Chatroulette

  • Published 31st March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Chatroulette. In the words of its creator, Chatroulette “pairs random users for webcam-based conversations”. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, hacking and blackmailing scams.

What Parents Need to Know about Rec Room

  • Published 24th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Rec Room. Rec Room is a social hangout game, where users meet up with friends to explore and create rooms, each containing a different experience. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online bullying, questionable connections and sexual content.

Comic Relief 2021: Share a Smile Online

  • Published 19th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Comic Relief 2021: Share a Smile Online. It’s Red Nose Day! The theme of this year’s charity fundraiser is ‘Share a Smile’, so we’ve produced a special edition of our regular guides to help you do precisely that. The guide takes a look at tips such as making a playlist for someone you love, sharing a funny video with someone you know will love it and posting about something that makes you happy.

How to Prepare for an Emergency with your Google phone

  • Published 17th March 2021

This free online safety guide focuses on using the emergency SOS functions on a Google phone. Just a few taps of the screen can alert emergency services to your location in a matter of seconds.

How to Set up Emergency Mode on Your Samsung

  • Published 17th March 2021

This free online safety guide focuses on making an emergency SOS call on a Samsung. Hopefully, neither you nor your children will ever have the need to use a phone’s SOS features. But it’s not something that ought to be left to chance.

How to Make an Emergency SOS Call on an iPhone

  • Published 17th March 2021

This free online safety guide focuses on making an emergency SOS call on an iPhone. It’s important that you – and your children – learn how to operate your (or their own) phone’s emergency functions.

What Parents Need to Know about Signal

  • Published 3rd March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Signal. Signal is a multimedia messaging service (previously known as TextSecure) that provides secure chats between users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a false sense of security, vulnerability to hackers and disappearing messages.

What Parents Need to Know about Clubhouse

  • Published 24th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is an audio-only social media networking app that is currently available only to Apple users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, no age verification and insufficient safety protocols.

What Parents Need to Know about Avakin Life

  • Published 17th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Avakin Life. Described as a place where teens and adults can make new friends, Avakin Life is a mobile game that has more than 1.4 million daily users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-game chat, adult themes and in-game spending.

10 Top Tips for Keeping Children Safe From Cyber Crime

  • Published 10th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for keeping children safe from cyber crime. We all want to continue being informed and inspired by the ever-expanding capabilities of the internet. The guide takes a look at a range of top tips such as backing up your data, how to spot phishing bait and how to recognise warning signs.

7 Top Tips for Supporting Children to Express Themselves Safely Online

  • Published 3rd February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children to express themselves safely online. The past year has left many children feeling uncertain and worried. So this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week has adopted the theme of ‘express yourself’. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as celebrating their identity, supporting their interests and enabling emotional expression.

What Parents Need to Know about WeChat

  • Published 27th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WeChat. WeChat is an all-in-one communications app for free text messaging, voice and video calls, photo sharing and games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, strangers and drug dealing.

What Parents Need to Know about eBay

  • Published 20th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on eBay. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as off-site communication, age-inappropriate and illegal items.

What Parents Need to Know about Cunch-Line Chronicles

  • Published 15th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cunch-Line Chronicles. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as addictive gameplay, in-app purchases and questionable themes.

What Parents Need to Know about Fake News

  • Published 13th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on fake news. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as embarrassment, negative influences on people’s behaviour and negative emotions.

What Parents Need to Know about Cyberpunk 2077

  • Published 6th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cyberpunk 2077. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as extreme violence, adult themes and online multiplayer.

10 Top Tips for Safer Online Shopping

  • Published 21st December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for safer online shopping. Internet shopping has become part of our everyday lives. Last year, an estimated 1.92 billion people made a purchase online: around a quarter of the world’s population. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing, unsecure sites and your data being sold.

Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety tips for children with new devices. The current generation are the first children to group up in a world where digital devices are the norm. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

12 Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the 12 online safety tips of Christmas for children with new devices. Christmas is almost upon us once again, and soon some lucky children will be excitedly tearing the wrapping off a new mobile phone, tablet or games console. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

What Parents Need to Know about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

  • Published 2nd December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as graphic violence & language, in-game payments and strangers.

10 Ways You Can Get the Most out of Our New App

  • Published 25th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 ways you can get the most out of our new app. Lockdown has sent children’s screen time soaring again. And making sure that young people stay safe online can be tough when there are new apps, games and sites every day. The shows you the most beneficial features of our new app such as personalising your content, staying up to date and get online safety advice instantly.

What Parents Need to Know about PlayStation 5

  • Published 24th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 5. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as spending money, age-inappropriate content and strangers online.

What Parents Need to Know about Xbox Series X|S

  • Published 11th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Xbox Series X|S. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-inappropriate games, online interactions and in-game spending.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Parents and Carers

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on remote education for parents and carers. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as creating a safe learning environment, adhering to school policies and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that educators, parents and carers, and pupils get the most out of their remote education experience.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Educators

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Education for educators. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as creating a safe learning environment, adhering to school policies and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that educators get the most out of their remote education experience.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Children

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Education for children. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as privacy, healthy screen time and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that children get the most out of their remote education experience.

What Parents Need to Know about Among Us

  • Published 28th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Among Us. Among Us is one of the most popular games of 2020. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hacking, mild violence and inappropriate language.

What Parents Need to Know about Among Us (Spanish)

  • Published 28th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Among Us. Among Us is one of the most popular games of 2020. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hacking, mild violence and inappropriate language.

What Parents Need to Know about League of Legends

  • Published 21st October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on League of Legends. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as how to monitor gameplay, how to disable in-game spending and how to spot the signs of gaming addiction.

What Parents Need to Know about Tellonym

  • Published 14th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tellonym. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as how to help protect your child’s mental health, how to keep personal profiles private and risks of online grooming.

What Parents Need to Know about Persuasive Design

  • Published 7th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on persuasive design. The guide takes a look at how to tackle potential risks such as online addiction.

What Parents Need to Know about Amazon Alexa

  • Published 30th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Amazon Alexa. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy risks, age-inappropriate content and insecure devices.

What Parents Need to Know about Overwatch

  • Published 23rd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Overwatch. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mature content, strangers and the addictive nature.

What Parents Need to Know about The Deep Web & The Dark Web

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the The Deep & The Dark Web. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online predators, unmonitored access and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know about Video Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Streaming. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online scams, online addiction and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know about Online Hoaxes

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Online Hoaxes. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as spreading disinformation, taking dangerous advice and teaches you how to encourage critical thinking.

What Parents Need to Know about Gaming Streamers & Influencers

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Gaming Streamers & Influencers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, online bullying and online purchases.

What Parents Need to Know about Streaming

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Streaming. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online scams, malware risk and the addictive nature on streaming sites.

What Parents Need to Know about Remote Access & Remote Data Deletion

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Access & Remote Data Deletion. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as cyber-scams, hacking and privacy concerns.

What Parents Need to Know about Location Tracking

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Location Tracking. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as non-consensual monitoring, frequently visited locations and stalking.

What Parents Need to Know about Fitness Trackers

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on fitness trackers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unhealthy obsessions, unrealistic expectations and data leaks.

What Parents Need to Know about Music Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 16th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Music Streaming Apps & Sites. In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as explicit content, adult-themed podcasts and chatting to strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Catfishing

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on catfishing. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, fraud and identity theft.

What Parents Need to Know about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-inappropriate content, malware infections and bypassing restrictions.

What Parents Need to Know about Lifestyle Sites

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on lifestyle sites. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as body image issues, fake news and psychological tricks.

What Parents Need to Know About Voice Activated Searching

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on voice activated searching. Voice activated search, also known as ‘voice search’ or ‘voice-enabled search’ is a search tool that allows the user to use a voice command to search the internet, a website, or an app. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, data misuse and online purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Gaming Disorder

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on voice gaming disorder. In 2018, the World Health Organisation included gaming disorder as part of its International Classification of Diseases. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental health, gambling problems and stress.

What Parents Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Sharing

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing. Peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing is the process of transferring digital content, such as electronic books, music, or video clips from one computer to another. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, illegal downloads and malware.

What Parents Need to Know About Screengrabs

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on screengrabs. Phones, tablets, and computers all have a feature that allows you to instantly capture and save still images of the content that’s currently displayed on your screen. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy breaches, fraud and reputational damage.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Content: 10 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Online

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online content: 10 tips to keep your children safe online. The internet has transformed the ability to access content. Many apps that children use are dependent on user-generated content which can encourage freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age inappropriate content, privacy issues and mental health.

What Parents Need to Know About Tech Related Communication

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on tech related communication. Language is constantly evolving. The words, phrases and even emojis used on social media have transformed how young people communicate. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a false sense of security, hidden messages and impacts on your child’s mood.

What Parents Need to Know About Age Ratings

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on age ratings. A game’s age rating can be used by adults to make an informed choice as to whether or not a game is suitable for their child. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, peer pressure and online spending.

What Parents Need to Know About Friends & Followers

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on ‘friends & followers’. What makes social media actually ‘social’ are the connections users make with other users on the platforms. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online bullying, catfishing and access to private information.

What Parents Need to Know About Hacking

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on hacking. Hacking is the unauthorised attempt to exploit a computer system or network. There are different types of hackers who are usually categorised under ‘hats’. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as theft of personal data, inappropriate content and breaking the law.

What Parents Need to Know About Search Engines

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on search engine. A search engine is something that helps you find what you’re looking for on the internet. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as bypassing SafeSearch, inappropriate content and misleading information.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Avatars

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online avatars. Online avatars are digital characters that look like you. They are a form of self-representation without using an actual picture. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as grooming, catfishing and trolling.

What Parents Need to Know About Games Consoles

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on games consoles. Much like a television allows you to watch movies or a radio allows you to listen to music, a game console allows you to play video games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of games consoles, inappropriate online content and online chat.

What Parents Need to Know About Torrent Sites

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on torrent sites. A torrent site is a website on the internet where visitors can upload, share, and download files. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as legal issues, hackers and malware.

What Parents Need to Know About Trolling & Online Abuse

  • Published 9th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on trolling and online abuse. Trolling is a form of cyberaggression. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a bad mental wellbeing, damaged reputation and age-inappropriate language.

What Parents Need to Know About Triller

  • Published 2nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Triller. Triller is a social media video sharing app. Unlike TikTok and many other video sharing apps, Triller focuses more on making creative music videos. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mature content, cyberbullying and unauthorised sharing of your child’s video.

What Parents Need to Know About Xbox One

  • Published 26th August 2020

A free online safety guide on the Xbox One. The Xbox One is among the most popular video game consoles on the planet. In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and screen addiction.

What Parents Need to Know about Instagram (Spanish)

  • Published 19th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Instagram. Instagram is a hugely popular social networking app with over 1 billion users worldwide. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as exposing your child’s location, in-app purchases and poor mental wellbeing.

What Parents Need to Know About Phishing

  • Published 12th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on phishing. Phishing is a form of cyber-attack where victims are targeted in the form of spoof emails, phone calls or texts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as loss of personal data, hackers and targeted phishing.

What Parents Need to Know About Webcams

  • Published 5th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on webcams. Most commonly found embedded in laptop screens and smartphones, webcams are tiny video/still cameras designed to let you participate in video calls on services such as Skype and Zoom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, malware and access to strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About Loot Boxes & Skin Betting

  • Published 29th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on loot boxes & skin betting. Some video games offer “loot boxes”, similar to purchasing a pack of Panini football stickers, players don’t know what they will get in a loot box. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gambling, unregulated third-party communities and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Call of Duty: Warzone

  • Published 22nd July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call of Duty: Warzone. Call of Duty: Warzone is the latest and possibly biggest battle royale game on the market, following in the footsteps of titles like Fortnite, Apex Legends and PUBG. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, adult themes & violence and in-game purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Sexting

  • Published 15th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on sexting. Sexting involved sending, receiving or forwarding explicit messages, images, or video of a sexual nature. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online blackmail, bullying and breaking the law.

What Parents Need to Know about Oculus Quest

  • Published 8th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Oculus Quest. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as seizures and motion sickness, physical injuries and overuse concerns.

What Parents Need to Know about Protecting Personal Data

  • Published 1st July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on protecting personal data. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as sharing sensitive information, phishing attacks and social media visibility.

Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers: Online Content

  • Published 24th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on conversation starters for parents and carers: online content. Trying to start a conversation about online safety with children can be a daunting task. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as cultivating a blame free culture, asking them to be the teacher and ask about the risks.

A Guide on How Not to Be a Screen Zombie

  • Published 17th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how not to be a screen zombie. It’s not always easy to tell if you’ve been spending too much time on your device. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, screen addiction and grooming.

What Parents Need to Know about Microsoft Teams

  • Published 10th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Microsoft Teams. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, viruses and cyberbullying.

14 Ways to be Kind Online

  • Published 20th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 14 ways to be kind online. Showing kindness online can mean so much to someone else. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as offering to help others, share positive posts and thinking before you comment.

What Parents Need to Know about PlayStation 4

  • Published 13th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 4. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen addiction, online bullying and adult content.

What Parents Need to Know about Online Grooming

  • Published 6th May 2020

A free guide to help parents and carers protect their children from the increased risk of online grooming as children spend more time online, including identification and available support.

What Parents Need to Know about Google Stadia

  • Published 29th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Google Stadia. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, hackers and online chat.

What Parents Need to Know about Disney+

  • Published 17th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Disney+. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, age-inappropriate content and outdated cultural depictions.

What Parents Need to Know about Zoom

  • Published 8th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Zoom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as ‘Zoom Bombing’, phishing and privacy concerns.

A Guide to Safer Live Lessons

  • Published 1st April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on safer live lessons. An online lesson occurs when teachers use video conferencing software to ‘live stream’ lessons to their pupils. The guide takes a look at some things you should consider such as your child’s conduct, communication with your child and their school and the content of your child’s lesson.

What parents need to know about Houseparty

  • Published 25th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Houseparty. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as strangers joining your child’s call, cyberbullying and in-app purchases.

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

  • Published 25th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to maintain good mental wellbeing during isolation. Wellbeing is about being able to experience good health, happiness and high life satisfaction, including managing your stress. The guide takes a look at a few tips such as staying connected with loved ones, doing good things does you good and changing your mindset.

How to Clean Devices Guide

  • Published 18th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to clean devices. Our electronic devices can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. The guide takes a look at a few tips such as not rubbing too hard when cleaning, how often to clean your devices and to keep your hands and faces as clean as possible.

What Parents Need to Know about Omegle

  • Published 11th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Omegle. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as pornographic content, cyberbullying and the chats being unmoderated.

What Parents Need to Know about Hidden Photo Apps

  • Published 26th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on hidden photo apps. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as ‘sexting’, privacy risks and encouraging impulsive behaviour.

Little Reminders of How to Be Kind Online

  • Published 19th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on little reminders of how to be kind online. Online abuse can have a severe impact on people’s lives and is often targeted at the most vulnerable. The guide takes a look at some tips such as understanding the impact of your actions, disassociating from pack mentality and developing self-empathy.

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling: Recognising the Signs

  • Published 12th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on ‘From Online Gaming to Online Gambling: Recognising the Signs’. The digital world that we live in can be a mine eld for families and parents/carers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as excessive use of devices, spending money online without permission and compulsive eating.

Supporting Children's Mental Health: 10 Conversation Starters for Parents Online Safety Guide

  • Published 5th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children’s mental health: 10 conversation starters for parents. Talking about mental health to children is sometimes hard. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as talking about mental health naturally, being open and honest and asking twice.

What Parents Need to Know about Minecraft (Spanish)

  • Published 15th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Minecraft. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of Minecraft, griefing and contact with strangers.

12 Social Media Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 social media online safety tips for children with new devices. With Christmas only a few weeks away, many of you will be using social media to share your excitement with friends and family. The guide takes a look at a number of tips on social media such as don’t accept friend requests from strangers, block online bullies and to never share your personal information with people you don’t know.

12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 smartphone online safety tips. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, password protection and privacy settings.

Online Safety Tips For Children

  • Published 27th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety tips for children. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as personal information, strangers and cyberbullying.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Online Safety Guide

  • Published 20th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks in Call of Duty such as violent content, talking with strangers and addictive behaviour.

Cyberbullying (Online Bullying) Guide for Schools and Parents

  • Published 13th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cyberbullying (bullying which takes place online). The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, mood changes and loneliness.

What Parents Need to Know about FIFA 20

  • Published 6th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FIFA 20. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming disorder, overspending and scams.

Safer Apps and Games for Children

  • Published 30th October 2019

This week's free online safety guides focus on three handy guides for parents and carers with suggested safer apps and games for children. The guides take a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age appropriate content and games, age ratings and more.

What Parents Need to Know about Sadfishing

  • Published 23rd October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Sadfishing. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as oversharing, cyberbullying and online grooming.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Chapter 2

  • Published 16th October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fortnite Chapter 2. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, gaming with strangers and overspending.

Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour?

  • Published 9th October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Video Games and whether they cause violent behaviour. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent and mature themes, screen time and mental wellbeing.

Video Game Loot Boxes & Skin Betting Online Safety Guide

  • Published 2nd October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Loot Boxes & Skin Betting. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gambling, overspending and targeted advertising.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Pressures Linked to ‘Appearance’

  • Published 18th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Appearance'. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as filters, airbrushing and self-esteem.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Pressures Linked to ‘Social Media Influencers’

  • Published 11th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Social Media Influencers'. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as body image, bad habits and unrealistic role models.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Pressures Linked To ‘Friends and Followers’

  • Published 4th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Friends and Followers.' The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as fake friends, friend envy and being followed by strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Pressures Linked To ‘Likes’

  • Published 28th August 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Pressures linked to 'Likes'. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as self-esteem damage, addiction and competitiveness.

What Parents Need to Know about Fortnite Battle Royale

  • Published 21st August 2019

This week's free online safety focuses on Fortnite Battle Royale. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, gaming with strangers and overspending.

What Parents Need to Know about Policing vs Parenting: Get to Grips with Gaming

  • Published 13th August 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the best ways to guide children towards gaming health. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, violence and interaction with strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about the Nintendo Switch

  • Published 31st July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Nintendo Switch. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as indecent images, overspending and inappropriate language.

What Parents Need to Know about FaceApp

  • Published 24th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FaceApp. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online crime, access and copycat apps.

What Parents Need to Know about Managing What your Children Watch on TV

  • Published 17th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on managing what your children watch on Television. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unrated content, inappropriate content and screen time.

Leicestershire Police: Addressing The Online Drugs Trade Online Safety Guide

  • Published 10th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide by Leicestershire Police focuses on the online drugs trade. It is specifically in relation to the expansion of the online world, including the rise of the dark web and social media. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as law, personal and financial risk.

What Parents Need to Know about Telegram

  • Published 3rd July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Telegram. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as secret chats, hacking and access to illegal content.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Media & Mental Health; The Positive and Negative Impacts

  • Published 26th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Media & Mental Health; The Positive and Negative Impacts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, addiction and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know about Home Internet Controls

  • Published 19th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Home Internet Controls. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy & security, unrestricted access and harmful content.

What Parents Need to Know about Screen Addiction

  • Published 12th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Screen Addiction. The guide looks at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as health & wellbeing, app addiction and a lack of sleep.

What Parents Need to Know about Likee

  • Published 5th June 2019

This week's online safety guide focuses on LIKEE, a popular video creation and editing app. The guide addresses a range of potential risks such as online grooming, cyberbullying and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know about YOLO

  • Published 29th May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YOLO. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as anonymity, cyberbullying and age verification.

What Parents Need to Know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

  • Published 22nd May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' (COD). The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as graphic violence, cyberbullying and overspending.

What Parents Need to Know about Social Media & Mental Health

  • Published 15th May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Social Media & Mental Health. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, anxiety and modern pressures.

What Parents Need to Know about Tumblr

  • Published 1st May 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tumblr. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, oversharing and fake news.

What Parents Need to Know about Children's Devices

  • Published 24th April 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Children's devices. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as location settings, fake profiles and screen addiction.

What Parents Needs to Know about Home Devices

  • Published 17th April 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Home devices. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as fraud, online grooming and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know about Online Challenges

  • Published 3rd April 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Online Challenges. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, physical harm and injury.

What Parents Need to Know about Apex Legends

  • Published 13th March 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Apex Legends. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as communication with strangers, violence and overspending.

What Parents Need to Know about Age Ratings (BBFC & PEGI)

  • Published 6th February 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Age ratings (BBFC & PEGI). The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violence, sexual content and swearing.

Helping Schools Engage Parents in Online Safety

  • Published 30th January 2019

A FREE staffroom poster that lists 7 simple strategies to help schools engage parents in online safety.

What Parents Need to Know about Grand Theft Auto

  • Published 23rd January 2019

This week's free online safety focuses on Grand Theft Auto. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent content, profane language and playing with strangers.

What Parents Need to Know about Twitter

  • Published 19th December 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Twitter. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as trolls, fake news and propaganda.

What Parents Need to Know about Kik

  • Published 12th December 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Kik. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, sexting and fake profiles.

What Parents Need to Know about LiveMe

  • Published 21st November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on LiveMe. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, cyberbullying and privacy & security.

Online Bullying Guide for Children

  • Published 14th November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Online bullying. Online bullying – also known as cyberbullying – is bullying that takes place ON THE INTERNET (online) or via electronic devices and mobile phones. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, distress and sadness.

7 Questions to Help you Start a Conversation with your Child about Online Safety

  • Published 7th November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on a series of 7 questions that will help you as a parent or carer, start an initial conversation with your child around online safety. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as personal information, gaming addiction and online relationships.

What Parents Need to Know about the App Store

  • Published 24th October 2018

This week's free online safety focuses on the App Store. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate apps, overspending and fake reviews.

What Parents Need to Know About Live Streaming

  • Published 6th June 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on live streaming. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, privacy & security and online reputation.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Wales - English)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Wales - Welsh)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Denmark)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Belgium)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Austria)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (The Netherlands)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Italy)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Switzerland - French)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Switzerland - German)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Finland)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Russia)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (North Macedonia - Macedonian)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (North Macedonia - Albanian)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Ukraine)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Scotland)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Poland)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Spain)

  • Published 16th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Hungary)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (France)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Croatia)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Czech Republic)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Slovakia)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Sweden)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Portugal)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Germany)

  • Published 15th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

Let's Tackle Online Hate Together (Turkey)

  • Published 13th June 2017

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to tackle hate online. Online hate can affect anyone. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as talking to trusted adults about upsetting things, setting a positive example online and remembering that you have the power to shape your online world.

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