What Parents and Careers need to know about WhatsApp Messenger
97 million messages. Every. Single. Minute. The updated National Online Safety parents’ guide to WhatsApp examines the latest features on the world’s most-used messaging app – and what online safety issues they might raise for children.
What Parents and Careers need to know about: OFCOM’s Children and Parents: Media Use And Attitudes Report 2023
This free online safety guide highlights some of the key points from Ofcom’s 2023 Media Use and Attitudes report. It outlines statistics and trends such as the current most popular platforms for young people and the proportion of children in each age group who play online games.
What Parents and Careers need to know about NGL App (Not Gonna Lie)
It seems people just can’t resist finding out what others really think of them – whether that’s for better or worse. NGL, an app which invites a user’s social media followers to send them anonymous questions and feedback, flew to the summit of the App Store’s charts last summer and racked up almost 30 million total downloads throughout 2022.
The brutal honesty – and outright malice – that such anonymity can encourage, however, brings obvious drawbacks for a young audience. Teens seeking validation or reassurance may instead find themselves bombarded by negative comments highlighting aspects of themselves that they were already insecure about.
What Parents and Careers need to know about World Of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. Find out more about what makes it so popular and its potential hazards by downloading the information sheet above.
What Parents and Careers need to know about Social Media and Mental Health
Social Media can be responsible for a range of mental health issues. Read this PDF to find out more.
What Parents and Careers need to know about Tik Tok.
TikTok is a short-form video hosting service that hosts a variety of user-submitted videos, from content such as pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes and dance. See the link about for further information.
What Parents and Careers need to know about the FIFA games
“There’s no disputing that the game’s been an immense success – but what’s less impressive is its tendency to look defensively shaky against some online threats. Young players aiming to recreate their football heroes’ exploits can be at risk from abusive opponents, expensive in-game purchases and the “just one more game” mentality. This week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide tackles FIFA 23.”
UK Safer Internet Centre
At the UK Safer Internet Centre, you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Tips for parents/carers: Our internet, our choice
– Understanding consent in a digital world Conversation Starters
UK Power Network
UK Power Network provide a Priority Services Register for free to those families who would benefit from extra support in the event of a power cut in particular.
To register, visit: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk
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