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What Schools, Parents need to do to catch up with Kids on Devices

We've updated our rules and guidelines for schools, Principals, Parents. We need to challenge kids to put phones, games, social media away, to teach them how to balance the online and offline world following COVID19. Let's start by putting the device down. There are new rules now.

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Rules for Kids aged 5-8 on Smartphones, Devices

We've updated our guidelines for 5-8-year-olds on phones, everything changed over COVID19. Parents, Schools need updated guidance on time limits, phone addiction, games, YouTube and TikTok. The game is changing, parents need to be more vigilant than before. It's not getting easier.

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Facebook Ploughs on with Instagram for kids despite Backlash

Social media wasn't built for kids. Facebook was meant for college kids, Instagram owes its creation to its founder’s love of bourbon, and YouTube was a video dating site.

Kids under 13 already have online social lives. Building worlds socially on Minecraft, FaceTime with friends, and send texts and emojis through tools like Facebook Messenger. But they love social media especially TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram.

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Good Online Safety Parenting for Ages 8 -11 years of age

If your Kids aged 8-11 years of age? Here is some advice on managing their online internet safety, what to expect, what rules and guidelines to apply. Guidelines for Apps, Gaming and inernet safety

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Five things Kids must never share online ever!

Clever entrapment of 9 yr old girl who was tricked into giving an interloper her dog's name 'Snowy' on Instagram, which she thought was harmless. It wasn't.

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Here's why you should be using VPN when gaming in Fortnite too!

Since COVID19 arrived, online gaming usage has risen 70% on average, experts are warning parents and players to be more careful. DDoS attacks are commonplace, ISPs like Virgin, Tencent, T Mobile are reducing capacity everywhere.  So what's a poor gamer to do, well VPN will prevent DDoS and improve performance, so that's a great start.

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What is YouTube? Still King for Kids?

Battered by TikTok, Google's star performer is still a money-making machine. YouTube is incredibly popular with kids, trusted by parents, we ask what is YouTube, but warnings are now needed for the king of the Jungle. 

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TikTok deliberately thwarts 'LGBT, Overweight & Disabled' people.

TikTok is the flavour of the month. Formerly known as Musicaly.ly until Chinese Company Bytedance bought it in 2018. Merged with the Bytedance product Douhin, and was relaunched as TikTok. TikTok rules the waves now, putting everyone else in the shade including Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube with Instagram suffering the most.

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Smart Teenager talks about reality of social media, We respond.

A Bristol teenager writes. "I feel that screen limits should depend on the kid. My brother is driven to do anything restricted from him. Screen time is annoying especially now during corona because I only get 20 minutes of Snapchat and less than 3 on other social media apps"

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What Parents want from Parental Control, We asked, you told us!

Free parental control just isn't good enough, it just isn't clever enough, doesn't do enough, and ultimately doesn't protect your kid's online. According to you here is what matters when it comes to parental control, Time limits, safe search and content control.

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