Virtual Friendships: Why Do Young People Make Friends Online?


For this year's International Friendship Day, we look at why young people are making friends online, what the risks are and provide top tips for you to follow to help keep the young people in your life safer with internet-based friendships.   Whether

Virtual Friendships: Why Do Young People Make Friends Online?2022-08-05T10:19:08+01:00

Summertime, Screentime


It’s summertime and holidays are well and truly upon us, whether that be at home, abroad, or just a change of scenery. While we can’t guarantee sun time, we can predict high levels of screentime for our children and young people during the school holiday season.

Summertime, Screentime2022-10-05T14:37:43+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

ABCs of Live Video Conferencing for Education and Engagement


As schools across the UK are warned to expect further disruptions due to staff shortages and pupil absences, many teachers, parents, and school staff will be preparing contingency plans for home learning.   To support you, we have updated our in-depth guidance and safety checklist on the safer use of platforms such as Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and GoToWebinar.   The guidance for

ABCs of Live Video Conferencing for Education and Engagement2022-01-06T14:49:55+00:00

Safe Streaming This Holiday Season!


Your Parental Guide to all Major Streaming Platforms The festive period is a great time to catch up on classic movies and binge the latest T.V. series - but it’s important that we make sure children and young people stay safe when streaming their favourite shows. Our

Safe Streaming This Holiday Season!2021-12-16T10:25:01+00:00

My Child’s First Device


As a parent or carer, you might be deciding to give your child their first phone, tablet, or laptop (or third, fourth, fifth – even a new update). This is a big decision! The responsibility and freedom that comes with owning a device is a big step for children – and you! It might even

My Child’s First Device2022-01-19T12:11:47+00:00

Alerts, KCSIE and Screen Time Resources


Join our Safeguarding Hub Newsletter Network Members of our network receive weekly updates on the trends, risks and threats to children and young people online.  Visit The Safeguarding Hub Our resources ensure you have the insight and understanding required to meaningfully engage, support and advise the children in

Alerts, KCSIE and Screen Time Resources2021-12-10T16:17:45+00:00

5 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Screen Time During the Lockdown


How we use screens has changed how we live our lives. They make our education, work and social activities easier, quicker and slicker. As the national lockdown continues, young people will be spending more time indoors which means more screen time. For a while now, we’ve seen debates about screen time pass

5 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Screen Time During the Lockdown2021-12-10T17:02:55+00:00

Creative Activity Pack


For some regions across the UK it is half term and we have developed a Creative Activity Pack for children and young people to stay active. As the lockdown begins to ease, we could all benefit from less screen time. So, be sure to download our Creative Activity Pack and give children in your

Creative Activity Pack2021-12-10T17:09:12+00:00
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