The FIFA Playbook – A Guide for Parents and Carers


We understand that the world of FIFA (and gaming in general) can seem overwhelming and unfamiliar as a parent or carer, especially if a child knows everything about the game. Our online safety experts have taken an extensive look at the popular game to help you better understand exactly what the child in your care

The FIFA Playbook – A Guide for Parents and Carers2022-05-06T16:20:41+01:00

Password 101 – Our Top Tips for Staying Password Protected


Passwords are the first line of defence when it comes to protecting your personal information. Think about how many of your details are stored online. Things like your address, date of birth, credit card details, and both work and personal banking information are used for things

Password 101 – Our Top Tips for Staying Password Protected2022-05-05T17:00:12+01:00

“Communication Safety” – Apple’s Latest Feature


While tech companies are constantly releasing new updates and features for mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, one of Apple’s upcoming releases is getting a lot of attention from safeguarding professionals as well as parents and carers.   We’ve taken a look at the ‘Communication Safety in Messages’

“Communication Safety” – Apple’s Latest Feature2022-05-24T11:57:03+01:00

A Guide to Parental Control Apps


In the ‘real world’, we can be there to physically hold our children’s hands and look out for - and protect from - possible danger. On devices and online, most children and particularly young people are in the online world without supervision and without an adult

A Guide to Parental Control Apps2022-05-03T09:15:06+01:00

Ofsted strategy 2022 to 2027 – What You Need to Know


Ofsted have published their new strategy which outlines their focus and aims for 2022 to 2027.  Their corporate strategy sets out eight new strategic priorities for Ofsted and the plan for how they will be met in education and children’s social care.  Following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on

Ofsted strategy 2022 to 2027 – What You Need to Know2022-04-29T14:45:17+01:00

BeReal: Your Online Safety Guide


The way children and young people use social media is changing. Ofcom reported earlier this year that younger generations are posting less on popular platforms like YouTube and Instagram because they are dominated by superficial posts from influencers and celebrities. Children and young people want to engage

BeReal: Your Online Safety Guide2022-05-03T09:16:16+01:00

Everything You Need to Know about ‘Finstas’


While we are seeing social media platforms introduce features that focus on curating content for your ‘close friend’ groups, another trend is seeing a resurgence in popularity with children and young people in the UK. A ‘finsta’ (a slang term that combines ‘fake’ and ‘Insta’, a popular

Everything You Need to Know about ‘Finstas’2022-05-03T09:17:16+01:00

TikTok’s New Stories Feature


With the launch of the new TikTok Stories feature, we take a look into what social media stories are and why young people use them. Long gone are the days of buying disposable cameras - capturing moments with friends on school holidays to bring in and show around to classmates on the morning back to

TikTok’s New Stories Feature2022-05-03T09:18:32+01:00

The Impact of Self-Help Apps on Children and Young People


There seems to be ‘an app for everything’ now. With the simple push of a button, we can now order our groceries, listen to an entire album, play complex videogames... The list is endless. It makes sense that some companies have begun to try and use this

The Impact of Self-Help Apps on Children and Young People2022-05-03T09:21:08+01:00

5 Tips to get kids offline this Easter break


The average UK child aged between 5-16 spends an average of 6.3 hours of screen time per day. We know it can be a challenge getting children and young people to switch off from screens during the Easter break, so we’ve come up with some tips on how your family can use technology, or

5 Tips to get kids offline this Easter break2022-05-03T09:24:50+01:00
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