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Screen Time and Healthy Balance – New Hot Topic

Posted on 05 June 2018

The Childnet website now includes two new Hot Topics on the subject of Screen Time and Healthy Balance, these Hot Topics contain advice for Young People, and Teachers and Professionals.

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What happens if I unfollow someone on Instagram?

Posted on 30 May 2018

In this blog we explore what happens if you unfollow someone on Instagram; and what you can do if you discover someone has unfollowed you.

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Staying safe online whilst livestreaming - advice for parents and carers

Posted on 15 May 2018

The release of the Internet Watch Foundation’s new online live-streaming research, titled Trends in Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Examining the Distribution of Captures of Live-streamed Child Sexual Abuse may have concerned some parents. 

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A parent’s guide to YouTube Restricted Mode

Posted on 09 May 2018

In this blog we explore the safety feature ‘Restricted Mode’ on YouTube; looking at how it works and some things to be aware of when using it.  

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Critical Thinking - New Hot Topic

Posted on 03 May 2018

The Childnet website now includes three new Hot Topics on the subject of Critical Thinking, these Hot Topics contain advice for Young People, Teachers and Professionals, and Parents and Carers.

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YouTube announce new parental controls for YouTube Kids

Posted on 30 April 2018

Google have announced that it will add more parental controls to its YouTube Kids app. 

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Age Restrictions on Social Media Services

Posted on 25 April 2018

This blog looks at what age restrictions are in place across the most popular social media services, why they exist and what our advice is for parents and young people.

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Meet the Childnet Film Competition Judges: Joanna van der Meer: BFI

Posted on 20 April 2018

This is Joanna’s 7th year of judging the Childnet Film Competition, find out more about her role at the BFI and thoughts on judging the Childnet Film Competition. 

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Having an open and honest conversation about online safety – 5 questions for parents

Posted on 18 April 2018

Phoebe, an Education Officer at Childnet, looks at the ways you can start a conversation about online safety with your family.

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The impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health

Posted on 16 April 2018

The UK Safer Internet Centre has responded to The Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.

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