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

Protecting your Photos on Social Media – A Safer Sharing Guide


Social media is a great place for young people to share photos with each other – showing what they’ve been up to, commemorating special occasions, and sharing special memories. Unfortunately, there have been documented cases of people scouring social media profiles to find photographs of children and young people in school

Protecting your Photos on Social Media – A Safer Sharing Guide2022-04-06T16:57:17+01:00

Huggy Wuggy and Poppy Playtime Online Safety Review – Update


A horror game character from ‘Poppy Playtime’ named Huggy Wuggy has been raising concerns amongst parents, police and safeguarding professionals. WARNING: This contains images and details some people may find disturbing. This should not be shared with young children. 

Huggy Wuggy and Poppy Playtime Online Safety Review – Update2022-04-11T15:34:27+01:00

What is the Metaverse?


This article features a case study which includes details that some readers may find upsetting. Please note: this article should not be shared with children and young people. With Facebook changing its name to ‘Meta’ and news outlets releasing investigative reports around the

What is the Metaverse?2022-03-04T17:06:27+00:00

Snapchat Live Location Sharing


Snapchat have recently announced the release of a new feature: Snapchat live location sharing. It will allow users to share their real-time location with friends via the app, expanding their existing Snap Map feature that launched in 2017. What is Snap Map? The Snap Map is

Snapchat Live Location Sharing2022-02-24T16:49:16+00:00

Instagram’s New Features & Updates for 2022


As we get further into 2022, many of today’s top social media apps and platforms have started rolling out new features with the intention of protecting their users. Instagram’s new features mainly focus on screen time limits, account security, and content control - areas that its

Instagram’s New Features & Updates for 20222022-02-22T09:04:35+00:00

What is Locket?


After gaining fame through popular social media app TikTok, this iOS widget has been shooting up the App Store charts – but what is Locket and how does the Locket widget work? What is Locket? You may not have heard of

What is Locket?2022-02-03T15:48:44+00:00

Online Safety Trends, Risks, and Threats for 2022


Every new year sees new trends, risks, and threats to online safety emerge, especially for children and young people. This can seem overwhelming (and sometimes even frightening) if you feel like you’ve just got your head around the last new ‘thing’.  To help you stay ahead of

Online Safety Trends, Risks, and Threats for 20222022-01-31T11:04:05+00:00

What You Need to Know About…Replika


After two years of lockdowns and isolation, young people are feeling more isolated than ever before. As many continue to use the online world to seek support, we’re now seeing the mainstreaming of AI friends and support bots.   Keep reading to find out all about the newest chatbot on our radar, Replika. 

What You Need to Know About…Replika2022-01-20T17:07:52+00:00
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