Online Safety

What parents need to know about online grooming and sextortion

The NSPCC defines online sexual grooming as “a preparatory stage of sexual abuse. Grooming oc- curs when a known or unknown adult, or member of their peer group, uses online technology to communicate with a child or young person with the intention of encouraging or

Addiction by design

Designers of social media and other apps are using deliberate strategies to keep users on their platform as long as possible. A leading technology designer who has designed some of these features himself has described these features as “behavioural cocaine”. The Dis- rupted Childhood report

My child is being bullied online

Schools and the police receive many reports from parents and carers that their child is being bullied online. If your child reports this to you, you need to consider the best way of supporting your child. Online bullying can take many forms: it can be

Fortnite: Battle Royale

The chances are if you have a child that likes gaming, they will have asked to play the new craze Fornite: Battle Royale. This is a spin-off from the game Fortnite that is available for PC/Mac, Xbox/Playstation and iOS (Apple tablets and phones) but not