You may be aware that there was a lot of media interest in July when the new feature of SnapChat was launched in June 2017. SnapMaps is a street map,...

Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow their four simple steps to keeping kids safe...

Children now watch more videos online than programmes on TV and this starts at an early age. YouTube is rated 13 by the manufacturer, so if content is suitable for...

Many people enjoy online gaming whether that is using a phone, tablet, computer or games console. If you are not a gamer yourself it can be difficult to understand the...

It is often easier for parents and carers if children have their own tablet so that it can be set up appropriately specifically for them. On the iPad, the parental...

Kayleigh Haywood began speaking to Luke Harlow, a man she had never met, on 31 October 2015. Over the course of 13 days they exchanged 2643 messages. Harlow told the...

The NSPCC have recently produced new guidance for parents about how to set parental controls on a variety of devices and apps at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/ Parental controls can be used to block...

The NSPCC has highlighted children’s fears about terrorism, with 660 counselling sessions on the topic having been provided by Childline between November 2015 and November 2016. Tips for talking to...

The UK Safer Internet Centre has worked together with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to develop new advice for schools and colleges about responding to sexting incidents...

Musical.ly is an app that allows users (or Musers as they are known) to post 15-second videos of themselves lip syncing and dancing to music or other audio tracks and...

InternetMatters.org are a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world. They are backed by some prominent internet industry players, e.g....

Children will model what they see family and friends doing: this applies just as much online as elsewhere in life. It is important that parents and carers show children and...

Pokémon Go was released in the UK just before the summer holidays and has been phenomenally popular. It uses ‘augmented reality’ where the camera on a smartphone is used to...