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Advice about online platforms and games, tech trends and digital parenting.

Animal Crossing

Explaining the smash hit game Animal Crossing: New Horizons - and explores any safety tips needed for younger player...

Disney Plus

Everything parents need to know about the media giant's streaming service - from how to use it to whether all content is suitable and appropriate.

FIFA

We look at the popular football game FIFA - and what parents need to know about its online functions.

Fortnite

Tim from Parent Zone explains the online gaming phenomenon - including the multiplayer Battle Royale mode - and everything you need to know.

What to do if something goes wrong online

Sophie from Parent Zone explains how to respond if your child has a problem online.

Oversharing

In this video we discuss... Oversharing. Sharing content and information is a fundamental part of the online experience - but does your child understand the risks of oversharing? Tim from Parent Zone explains how to help your child think critically about sharing online.

Roblox

In this video we discuss... Roblox. It's one of the world's most popular online video games, with 100 million monthly users - but is Roblox safe for your child? Here's our two-minute guide to helping your child have a positive experience on it.

Screen time

In this video we discuss… screen time. During lockdown, your children have probably spent far longer than usual in front of screens. So does that matter? And is there ever a ‘right’ amount of screen time?

Setting online boundaries

Boundaries can have hugely positive effect on your child's online life, making them feel safer online and helping them avoid inappropriate apps, games and content. Find out more in our latest two-minute video.

TikTok

TikTok. It's got 800 million users and young people love it, but what exactly is TikTok - and is it safe for your child? Parent Zone's Tim Malster tells you everything you need to know.

Snapchat

In this video, Tim from Parent Zone explains the social media app Snapchat, including the risks the platform can present and the settings that can help a child stay safer.

Video chatting

In this week's video we discuss... video chatting. You're probably aware of apps such as Zoom, Skype, Hangouts and Houseparty, but do you and your children know how to use them safely? Our two-minute guide covers the possible risks on these platforms and will help you talk to your child about how to have a positive experience on them.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp. It's the world's most popular instant messaging service, with 60 billion messages sent every day - but is WhatsApp safe for your child to use?

YouTube Kids

In this week's video, we look at YouTube Kids and why it is the recommended YouTube platform for children under 13.

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