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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


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


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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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.


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.


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. 


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.


Thrive Online: a project to support and empower young people with SEND in their online lives and relationships.

Posted on 22 March 2021

Childnet are happy to announce that we are in the early stages of a two-year project, supported by Thrive Online is designed to support young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in managing and making the most of their online lives and relationships.


Young people’s views on reporting online harms

Posted on 18 March 2021

Research shows that young people are more likely to block someone behaving inappropriately than report them.


New privacy and safety features available on Instagram

Posted on 16 March 2021

Instagram have released their latest safety and privacy features on the app. These features are designed to improve the experience and safety of young people using Instagram. This blog takes a closer look at some of these new features.