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connected toys

Advice for parents on the security risks of smart toys that talk to the internet – and perhaps other people you don’t want them to

Boy on tablet

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

Off-limits online

The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

Internet troll

Sadly, once your child explores the online world, they may find a troll waiting for them. Here's how to help them cope.

zoella, alfie deyes and louise pentland

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

cybercrime

Cybercrime: a parent's guide to keeping your kids safe

Young person

How to deal with roasting: the cyberbullying craze that can have a profound effect on its victims

viral internet trends

The growth of social media has brought with it some strange modern phenomena. One of the more recent ones is the viral online challenge...

child looking at tablet

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

Keeping kids safe online poster

A number of schools have asked us about a Parent Info poster to put up around the school or send home to parents, telling them about the service.

Well, now we have one - and here it is! 

Fitness apps

Fitness apps: a parent's guide

Separating online risk from things that could actually cause children harm: a parent’s guide

Teens

Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Or, in fact, what it means? Here's our parent's guide to some popular teen chat acronyms and slang words. 

Children at screens

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

Internet brain

Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties

All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.

Image changed through glasses to sunset and coloured sky

Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

Google screen grab - critical thinking

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

Digital parenting

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

6 Apps every parent should know about

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

A parents guide to WhatsApp

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

What is  online shaming and what can you do to protect your child from it?

online safety advice for children

A selection of the most popular articles that you have looked at in our first year.

keeping children safe online

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

digital re

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

social media

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

What is fake news and how can you help  your child spot it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents

Filters and parental controls won't keep your children safe online, but they are a useful first line of defence. Here's what parents need to know

Video games

The gen on some of the most popular games, plus how the Games Rating Authority works.

online safety

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

digital infants

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

Our Digital Families 2017 conference is nearly here - our expert speakers offer their tips for parents on how to help young people manage their online lives.

live streaming

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

Gaming

Many parents worry their child is addicted to gaming but are they really, or just doing something they enjoy to excess? Psychiatrist Richard Graham offers his advice

Family digital

Parents sometimes end up paying unexpectedly large phone bills and don’t know why. The Phone-pay Services Authority explains what to look out for when giving your child a mobile device…

CEOP explains the dark web, the reasons why your child might be using it, and what you need to know about it.

pegi descriptors

PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

Kik messenger

What parents need to know about Kik Messenger

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

Child-friendly terms and conditions on social media; a parent’s guide 

online safety training parents

Find out more about Parent Zone's online digital parenting course

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

A parent's guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from CEOP’s Leah Buck

Nude selfies

CEOP's film explains what they are, and what parents should know about them.

Using smartphone

Support organisations for young people and parents who are concerned about what young people are having to deal with online.

Internet

Two thirds of young people have their own smartphone before they start secondary school (and some other interesting facts). How does your child's internet use compare?

Connected

Researchers have been studying how children use smartphones, tablets and computers across Europe. So are children addicted to their phones? And how many have experienced cyberbullying? We have (some of) the answers...

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know

Snapchat

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

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