Online Safety Update: Don’t believe in Evil Santa this Christmas


A viral post is circulating on social media about a child accidentally stumbling across a video called ‘Evil Santa’ on YouTube Kids. The video allegedly features Santa telling the child to harm themselves and others to get more presents. The post has been shared widely on social media, worrying parents, carers,

Online Safety Update: Don’t believe in Evil Santa this Christmas2021-12-10T16:51:38+00:00

Fortnite: Here’s What You Need to Know


Header Image ©& TM 2021 Marvel ©2021 CPIL. All Rights Reserved You may have recently seen popular gaming platform Fortnite in the news due to its ongoing legal battle with Apple. Because this game has always been popular with younger children and teenagers, we are often asked, “Is it safe

Fortnite: Here’s What You Need to Know2021-12-10T16:08:30+00:00

Gaming Buzzwords – Understanding Your Gamer


Date Published: 14th May, 2021 A study taken in 2020 showed that 72% of parents don’t understand gaming jargon used by their children. It’s important to understand what these words mean, as some of them can be violent or dangerous. We’ve compiled a cheat sheet of the most common words used by the gaming community and what they mean

Gaming Buzzwords – Understanding Your Gamer2021-12-10T17:10:39+00:00

Latest updates to online platforms


We know that our increasingly online world is one of constant change. Every day brings a new update, a new feature, a new platform. With each “new” something comes a new potential risk. It is important to be aware of what these are, and how they can factor into the lives of children

Latest updates to online platforms2021-12-10T16:51:59+00:00

YouTube Announces New Supervised Mode


YouTube has officially announced that it will be launching new parental control settings over the next few months. What do we know? YouTube announced that they will be launching a range of new settings designed for the parents of teens and pre-teens. These new settings are designed to provide a safer experience that allows

YouTube Announces New Supervised Mode2021-12-10T16:52:09+00:00

Activity Tracking Apps – Steps to Protect Your Privacy


Many of us have been turning to activity tracking apps to monitor our home-based or local workouts with gyms closed. These apps can be easily downloaded onto a device and track activities such as running routes - and associated statistics like running pace and time.  In a recent Digital Health Generation Study of 1,000 young

Activity Tracking Apps – Steps to Protect Your Privacy2021-12-10T16:52:20+00:00

TikTok Releases New Privacy Defaults


TikTok has released privacy default changes to its platform. In this article, we explain what the new changes are and discuss their effectiveness. We also share our most recent TikTok safety resources. TikTok has announced a series of changes to protect children’s privacy and safety on the

TikTok Releases New Privacy Defaults2021-12-10T16:52:43+00:00

Spotlight: Snapchat’s Brand-New Feature


4 min read Snapchat has released its new Spotlight feature to its 67 million daily active users. In this article, our team of online safety experts unpack the risks and functionality of the new feature and provide practical advice for empowering and protecting the young people in your care on this popular platform.

Spotlight: Snapchat’s Brand-New Feature2021-12-10T16:53:32+00:00

TikTok Updates its Parental Controls 


Following continued coverage of the risks the platform can pose to children and young people,  TikTok has announced changes to its parental control settings.  This article details the changes to the parental control settings and provides an overview of existing settings you can use to protect the children in your care. 

TikTok Updates its Parental Controls 2021-12-10T16:51:09+00:00

Worried About Privacy on TikTok? Read this


“We live in a data-driven world. Almost every transaction and interaction you have with most organisations involves you sharing personal data, such as your name, address and birth date. You share data online too, every time you visit a website, search for or buy something, use social media or send an email.” (ICO,

Worried About Privacy on TikTok? Read this2021-12-10T16:54:02+00:00
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