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

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

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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

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

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

Digital parenting

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

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

Internet brain

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

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

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

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Digital literacy and online resilience: a parent’s guide

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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…

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PEGI unpicked: UK video games ratings explained in full

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What parents need to know about Kik Messenger

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

Screen time: a common sense guide for parents

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


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...

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Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

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Some tips on responsible – and safe – use of Instagram.

Online safety for children

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything parents and carers need to know?

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With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer

Monitoring apps: the pros and cons of apps that let you to virtually follow your child

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Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong


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

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat: a parent’s guide


Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

Social media

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with children and young people. What should parents and carers know about it? is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it? is anonymous and has been known to lead to cyberbullying and taunting. Here is CEOP’s guide to in a series of FAQs for parents.


A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting

Going online

A lot of sites and apps specify that users must be aged over 13. Why 13? Vicki Shotbolt explains and offers a guide to the age limits for various popular online activities.