Online Platforms

What Parents Need to Know About Tellonym

  • Published 14th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tellonym. Tellonym is a messaging network that allows children to send messages to each other anonymously. 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 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 Microsoft Teams

  • Published 10th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams, or simply ‘Teams’, is a platform that allows for collaborative working, either as students or as professionals, using communication capabilities through audio, video and instant messaging. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, viruses and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know About Netflix

  • Published 22nd April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Netflix. Launched in 1997, Netfl¬ix is now one of the world’s leading online streaming services, providing users with unlimited access to a huge selection of TV shows and films. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen addiction, inappropriate content and hackers.

What Parents Need to Know About Disney+

  • Published 17th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Disney+. Disney+ is the latest big player in the TV streaming market. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, age-inappropriate content and outdated cultural depictions.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. Founded in 2011, Zoom is one the world’s leading video conferencing software providers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as ‘Zoom Bombing’, phishing and privacy concerns.

What parents need to know about Houseparty

  • Published 25th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Houseparty. Houseparty is 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. 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.

What Parents Need to Know About Omegle

  • Published 11th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Omegle. Omegle is a website that pairs random strangers for live text or video chats. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as pornographic content, cyberbullying and the chats being unmoderated.

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.

How to manage what your children watch on TV Online Safety Guide

  • 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.

Reddit Online Safety Guide

  • Published 26th September 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Reddit. Reddit is a site that blends the idea of a social network with news, discussion forums and various other media. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as fake news, trolling and talking with strangers.

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