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Parental Controls

As we approach school closures, lots of children and young people with time on their hands. Sony, Microsoft (Xbox) and Nintendo have already reported large increase in users on their platforms and the developers behind Fortnite have reported a large spike in users....

YouTube updates

YouTube after a long time of promising to improve online safety are making changes. The biggest change being that channels have to categorise their content for young people or not. Content for young people will not have comments enabled or the like/dislike function....

Online safety after Santa has been

With lots of additional consoles and devices bought over the Christmas period, we wanted to revisit how to stay safe online. Loot boxes are in many cases treated as a form of gambling and as such the Royal Society for Public Health has issued guidance (see attached)....

Social pressures linked to appearance

Children often want to portray the ‘best version’ of themselves online. They look for inspiration from others; from friends, family, social media influencers, celebrities and others. But do they appreciate that what they see isn’t always true? Are they aiming to...

The Dark Web

What is the Dark Web? The dark web is the name given to websites that cannot be accessed on the open internet or searched for through traditional browsers or search engines such as Google. The Dark Web websites are encrypted and can only be accessed using specific...