Category: E-Safety

Game Finder

Finding games for children which are appropriate for their age, which work on the devices the children use and the children will actually enjoy playing can be a minefield, particularly when parents are being bombarded with the ‘but everyone else is playing this game’ guilt…
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Wordle Game

Wordle is a new, very simple game that has grown to extraordinary levels of popularity over the last few months. In the main, it is a very safe game but with the rise in popularity, it’s important to be aware as there are a couple…
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My Family’s Digital Toolkit

Internet Matters have done it again, this time with a personalized online safety toolkit you can use at home. By answering a few simple questions you can get age-specific advice, learn about popular apps, information on how to deal with any concerns, and also tools…
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Instagram for Kids – Paused

If you weren’t aware already, Instagram has been working on a version for kids. I honestly couldn’t think of a worse idea, but it just goes to show how desperate Facebook (who owns Instagram) is to keep users within the Facebook stratosphere. Facebook has featured…
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A Guide to Twitch

There is no doubt that live streaming on platforms, including Twitch, is becoming more popular, as are the concerns. Childnet have put together a useful article about Twitch: what it is, why it’s so popular, the type of content and some useful tips and advice.…
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Smishing

Phishing is commonly seen in emails and increasingly across social media, including YouTube. It’s best described as a scam using social engineering tricks (urgency, fear, panic) to coax you into revealing personal information (account details, name, bank details, etc.) for criminal purposes. Smishing is exactly the…
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