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Disney+ Parental Controls and Privacy Settings

Posted on 14 April 2021

Disney+ has broadened their content to include more adult themed media under the banner of Disney+ Star. This new feature includes more films, TV series and documentaries aimed at more mature audiences. To work alongside these new titles the platform has enabled some privacy features which parents and carers can use to restrict certain content for younger members of the family.

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Film Competition 2021 hints and advice from BBC’s Catherine McAllister

Posted on 13 April 2021

How watching other films and recreating your favourite movie scenes can help to inspire your Film Competition entries

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Young people are ‘making a positive change’ with Safer Internet Day

Posted on 08 April 2021

Childnet Digital Champion Aimee discussed online safety with the media as part of Safer Internet Day 2021

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‘Challenge, surprise and be authentic’ with your Film Competition 2021 entries

Posted on 06 April 2021

BAFTA's Lisa Prime says Film Competition is a great opportunity for young people to swap ideas and create something special with friends and classmates

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Twitch - a guide for parents and carers

Posted on 01 April 2021

Twitch is a streaming service which is extremely popular among young people. In this blog we look at what Twitch is and explore some key things for parents and carers to be aware of.

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Sexual harassment, both online and offline, is never ‘just a joke’

Posted on 31 March 2021

As an organisation our mission is to make the internet a safe and great place for children to be. This week ‘Everyone’s Invited’, a campaign to eradicate rape culture, has seen young people sharing testimonies,  their experiences of sexual harassment and violence both online and offline, shining a light on these behaviours in schools.

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Top tips for Film Competition 2021 from BBFC chief executive David Austin

Posted on 29 March 2021

Childnet Film Competition judge David Austin is 'looking forward to seeing all the brilliant entries' from schools and youth groups this year.

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A parents and carers guide to online entertainment and socialising during COVID-19

Posted on 25 March 2021

In this blog we will share some of the ways in which young people’s experiences online have changed during the pandemic and highlight some of the opportunities that online entertainment and socialising can provide.

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Talk it over – new resource to support discussions around online hate

Posted on 24 March 2021

Childnet have launched ‘Talk it over’, a new research-led resource designed to support educators in facilitating empathetic, honest, and evidence-based conversations on online hate and how to tackle it with secondary aged pupils. 

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A parents and carers guide to misinformation and fake news during COVID-19

Posted on 23 March 2021

In this blog we will share some of the ways in which young people’s experiences online have changed during the pandemic and what parents and carers can do to support them if they see misinformation and fake news online.

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