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When Parents find naked picture of their Teen on Snapchat!

Every day, parents write into us, asking, what do I do, I've just seen nude, naked pictures on my teens phone. What do I do, What can I do?

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Ten TikTok Tips and parental control to keep your kids safe on TikTok.

Ten TikTok Tips for TikTok safety, 10 tips parents can use or study to help keep teenagers safer online, on TikTok. TikTok is a short-form video platform that offers in-app editing, effects, and sounds to help users develop great fun memes along with creative content. TikTok provides a range of tools to put you in control which will help keep your Kids safe to make sure they enjoy TikTok properly.

Take the time to study how to get the best our of TikTok. Explore the tips with your teen, scroll through our safety videos. Please remember that TikTok is very commercial and you will be shown advertising, some it of it will not be appropriate for younger users

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Ten great reasons to use parental controls

We wouldn't let our kids jump on a motorbike without showing them how to ride it safely. However every day of the week thousands of kids hit the internet for the first time without any instruction. Let's change that.

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Making TikTok Private

When you create a TikTok account your profile is automatically made public so that anyone can follow you and view your videos, but if you want to prevent strangers from seeing your content, TikTok lets you make your account private at any time.

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Instagram Privacy Settings

The best setting there is Private. Setting up Instagram for online safety.
Here are the steps for setting up Instagram's private profile setting it done, for iPhone and Android Phones: This way only invited friends can enjoy your Instagram.

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‘If your Teen has several thousand followers she will get bullied’ Mark Zuckerburg, Founder, Facebook.

Facebook research says people using fake names & profiles are 5 times more likely to bully others. To protect their users they delete over 2 billion accounts every quarter. The Policeman’s Guide to happy social media for kids developed by the ‘City of Tokyo Police’ and copied by Police Forces worldwide. It is a simple plan for protecting young kids who love social media. This approach is based on a simple philosophy.

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THE TROUBLE WITH TIKTOK

How to set up TikTok
 

The Sun Newspaper in London has issued a stark investigation about TikTok, suggesting it is completely unfit for purpose for children, whilst the article is poorly written, there is a strong grain of truth in it. TikTok has grown hugely since its former life ad Music.ly. Now known as TikTok and in Chinese ownership for the last two year.

The problem is quite simple. TikTok’s minimum age is 13, Tiktok does nothing during the sign-up process to check  - meaning huge numbers of children join below the required age with no legal protection. TikTok also serves adverts and recommendations which may not be suitable for children. Families will find it is difficult to contact TikTok to get videos taken down.

Even truthful 13-year-olds are then given an option to make their accounts public.

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Internet Parenting, What can I do? What's my responsibility?

The internet has a huge influence in our day to day lives – impacting us both negatively and positively.

Although it’s hard to control internet usage, there are steps you can take to manage the amount of control it has over your household. Our internet safety talks for kids and parents being one of them.

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Fortnite - Should I be worried about my child's internet safety?

The rise and rise again of Fortnite has been extraordinary, hardly heard of a year ago, it’s now on the lips of every child in the world. But is it really safe?

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