A look at the recent incorporation of 'gaming disorder' into the International Classification of Diseases by the WHO
14th November 2018
Managing screen time for your children and Apple’s latest iOS12 release
In this blog, Steve Shepherd, a police officer working alongside SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre, and a parent himself, looks at how parents and carers can manage their child’s screen time on the latest iOS12 release.
24th September 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: The art of conversation in the age of Social Media
It’s the holidays; bed times get later, screen times get longer, and we sometimes worry more about what children are seeing and doing online. In this blog we look at why dialogue is so important when it comes to dealing with issues around how your child uses the internet.
15th August 2018
A parent’s guide to YouTube Restricted Mode
Explore the safety feature ‘Restricted Mode’ on YouTube; looking at how it works and some things to be aware of when using it.
15th May 2018
Why Compulsory RSE is so important
To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we look at proposals to allow parents to withdraw young people from RSE classes and discuss why it's a backward step.
8th March 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: Youtube (+ 5 Top Tips)
Over the past 7 years, statistics show a big decline in traditional TV watching, with a corresponding large increase in on-demand consumption amongst young people. With such a big shift, how do we manage the risks?
21st February 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: Call simulator apps, it's your call
Following recently articles about apps which promise to call you as various different cartoon characters. Kat Tremlett looks at the dangers these apps pose and what parents can do to protect young people.
31st January 2018
9 Tips for staying safe online at Christmas
At this time of year it is important to ensure that you and your children are safe when playing with new tech. Here are our tips for staying safe online this Christmas.
22nd November 2017
Is your Xmas present safe and appropriate?
The festive season is starting to pick up steam as we head towards Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With tech being the order of the day, we need to make sure we know what we are buying before clicking that button.
21st November 2017
Parenting in a digital age: Parenting through technology
More and more parents are looking to technology to keep their children safe online, but at what cost?
18th August 2017
How to talk to young people about extremism online
Advice from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) to help professionals talk to young people about extremism online.
5th June 2017
Parenting in a digital age: Privacy and parents - the digital disconnect
What are young people's expectations around their online privacy and how does this compare with parents own expectations?
10th April 2017
Parenting in a digital age: My technological toddler
Today’s toddlers are growing up surrounded by technology. It's easy to feel left behind but our role as parents is as crucial as ever.
28th March 2017
Parenting in a digital age: Is removing access a solution?
Restricting young people’s online access in the home can be a real bone of contention. In a world where they have technology at their fingertips, is it realistic to set a deadline on when to switch off?
21st March 2017
Parenting in a digital age: 5 tips to keeping your child active
Exercise levels in children are in decline as screen time rises. Here are 5 tips to making sure yours are getting the balance right
17th March 2017
Is VR the next big mainstream technology?
Television companies and content producers have all but given up on 3D, they are now coming back with the next big thing – VR. But what are the issues, and what effect will it have on you and your children?
3rd March 2017