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Third judge announced for the Childnet Film Competition 2017

Posted on 24 April 2017

We found out about Catherine McAllister's role at the BBC and what her top tips for making a winning entry are.

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Pokémon GO – an updated guide for parents

Posted on 21 April 2017

In 2016 we released a blog, the parents’ guide to Pokémon GO, which looked at the benefits and risks of the global phenomenon that is the Pokémon GO game, along with our tips for using it safely. However, with the introduction of 80 new Pokémon, Pokémon GO is growing in popularity once more. We look at the latest updates to the game and what these mean for young people who want to catch them all.

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NASUWT survey results

Posted on 20 April 2017

Teaching union NASUWT has released the findings from its latest survey into social media abuse and misuse within schools. The survey looked at social media use within the last 12 months.

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Digital Leader joins the Childnet team for work experience

Posted on 19 April 2017

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting one of our Digital Leaders on work experience here at Childnet. We found out what Darcie enjoyed about her time at Childnet, and what she learnt from the experience.

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New Film Competition judge announced

Posted on 18 April 2017

We are delighted to announce that the second of our Childnet Film Competition judges is Joanna van der Meer, a Film Tutor and Family Learning Programmer at BFI Southbank.

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Parental controls on the Nintendo Switch

Posted on 13 April 2017

Gaming consoles can be a great way for young people to creatively interact and engage with their friends and families. We look at the Nintendo Switch console to help parents ensure that their children are using the device safely and responsibly.

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Childnet Digital Leaders have their say about Government Internet Safety Strategy

Posted on 11 April 2017

65 young people aged 11-18 years who are part of the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme have taken part in a consultation to share their views about the Government’s upcoming Internet Safety Strategy.

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Childnet has a runner in the London Marathon

Posted on 10 April 2017

Our Education Projects Officer, Lindsay Buck, is running the London Marathon this month to raise money for Childnet. We spoke to Lindsay about here preparation for running the marathon and why she chose to support the work that we do here at Childnet.

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How we can keep under 5s safe online

Posted on 07 April 2017

Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles, and touch screen technology like iPads and smartphones from a younger and younger age.

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BFFC Chief Executive announced as Film Competition judge

Posted on 06 April 2017

We are delighted to announce the first of our judges for the 2017 Childnet Film Competition, David Austin, Chief Executive of the BBFC. 

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