A Review of Harmful Content Online


It is not difficult to imagine harmful or abusive behaviours being present on social media. What can be challenging to deal with is the presence of popular online personalities or influencers who become well-known and even famous for exhibiting this behaviour over online platforms. This is especially concerning when

A Review of Harmful Content Online2022-09-27T12:10:00+01:00

Apple iOS 16 update: Online safety review


Apple have released the latest updates for their devices, with iOS 16 live since September 12th, 2022. With features added to aid parents and carers in safeguarding their children, such as improvements to safety features and parental controls, our Online Safety Experts have

Apple iOS 16 update: Online safety review2022-09-27T11:15:42+01:00

Responding to online challenges, trends, and hoaxes


When a viral challenge is reported in the news or on social media, it's often easier to consider the risks than establish the facts. Making the decision to issue guidance or warnings about challenges and hoaxes is often informed by the principle of ‘better safe than sorry’. While safeguarding responses to online harms are vital, the

Responding to online challenges, trends, and hoaxes2022-09-09T10:51:59+01:00

A Parent’s Guide to Snapchat Family Center


89% of the UK’s internet users know what Snapchat is. It’s one of the most popular social media platforms and is widely used by young people to send ‘disappearing’ pictures, videos, and messages. Parents and carers have been asking the platform for more parental controls for

A Parent’s Guide to Snapchat Family Center2022-09-02T12:49:42+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 with

BeReal: Your Online Safety Guide2022-08-26T13:27:23+01:00

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

Helpful Examples of How Technology Can Support Children with Autism


To celebrate Disability Pride Month and Disability Awareness Day, we’re looking at how technology can support people with Autism in their day-to-day lives. As technology continues to evolve, we realise it has the potential to be a force for good; a powerful way to empower children

Helpful Examples of How Technology Can Support Children with Autism2022-07-15T16:06:03+01:00

What is Yoti? – Your guide to Yoti and Age Verification


Header Image ©yoti.com With the recent announcements that both Yubo and Instagram will be partnering with Yoti as part of their new strategy to verify users’ ages, our online safety experts took a closer look at what Yoti is, and whether photo age verification

What is Yoti? – Your guide to Yoti and Age Verification2022-08-19T10:49:42+01:00



We have received reports from parents and young people around a new feature found in popular app Snapchat. This feature allows users to obtain directions to another user’s exact location and address. Since its release, many users have expressed their outrage and have called out the platform for including it without

SAFEGUARDING ALERT – Snapchat Meet Up2022-07-14T16:37:43+01:00

Telegram: Your Online Safety Guide


In our digital world, there are many apps and platforms created to help us stay connected to those we love and find new connections with people from all over the world. Children and young people are growing up in a time where instant messaging and video calls are equal to

Telegram: Your Online Safety Guide2022-06-01T14:19:56+01:00
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