The parents of teenage TikTok users can now set their children’s accounts to private and disable comments as part of a security update to the platform.
Three quarters of parents are concerned about their children being exposed to fake news but few are actually having a conversation about how to spot it, according to a survey.
More than half of parents who have previously illegally downloaded content for their children to watch say they are doing so more regularly during lockdown, new research suggests.
Around one in three boys have been exposed to content encouraging them to build their bodies up, with many urged to buy substances that might not be safe, according to a survey.
Six out of 10 teachers say they are worried about their pupils’ safety online after many became dependent on the internet to continue learning amid lockdown, according to a survey.
Two-thirds of parents are not checking the age ratings of computer games, new research suggests.
Parents are being warned to remain vigilant to the dangers their children face by spending more time online as schools close due to the coronavirus outbreak.
More than a third of parents have admitted they are competing against gadgets when it comes to getting their children’s attention, according to a survey.
Parents should take up online gaming in order to better understand the benefits and risks of the activity for their children, an online safety group has said.
More than half of parents believe their children spend too much time sitting down because they are on devices like mobile phones or games consoles, a survey has suggested.
Parents are being reminded of the importance of chatting with their children about things that happen online, after a US YouTube vlogger popular with children shared footage of an apparent suicide victim.