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Screen Time

What is Screen Time

Getting screen time balance

Screen time can offer children opportunities to learn and develop new skills at a touch of a button but like anything, too much of it can have a negative effect on their wellbeing.

As children get older and more independent online, finding the right balance for your family can be challenging but the key is to think about it early on and set some clear boundaries around their online use.

Navigate our screen time hub to find out more about its impact on children, practical steps you can take to make it work for you and your child and resources available to support them.

Screen time age guides

Screen time age guides to help children get the best out of their screen time and adopt a healthy digital diet.

Parent’s top screen time tips

Adele Jennings from OurFamilyLife.co.uk shares her tips on managing screen time with her kids

 

Learn about it

Find out how screen time can affect your child development

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Protect your child

Get practical tips and tools to build good online habits

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Deal with it

Get support to deal with online risks children may face

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Resources

See tech tools and organisations that can help

 

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Download our quick guide to screen time to help your child find the right balance between activities on and offline.

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Online Grooming
Online grooming advice and risks | Internet Matters
 
 

Online grooming
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Online grooming – minimising risks

As children continue to find new ways to connect with each other on a range of devices and platforms it is increasingly important to help them make smarter and safer choices about who they talk to and what they share online, especially with an increase of groomers online.

To help you give them the tools to be more critical about how they interact with others online, we’ve created a hub of expert advice to support you on this issue.

Watch to see how it can happen

A short video showing an example of how online groomers may attempt to talk to children online.

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Learn about it

Find out about the potential risks and concerns

 

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Protect your child

Tips and tools to protect children from online grooming

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Deal with it

What to do if your child has been groomed online

 

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Resources

Where to go to get further help

 

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Need more support? Visit the ThinkuKnow website created by CEOP featuring articles and videos on grooming, sex and relationship and much more.

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Online Radicalisation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Protecting children from radicalisation and extremism

There’s a chance that your child may meet people online or visit websites that could lead them to adopting what you consider to be extreme views, and becoming radicalised.

Curiosity could lead your child to seek out these people, or they could befriend your child in order to encourage them to adopt beliefs or persuade them to join groups whose views and actions you as a parent would consider extreme.

Whether you’d like to protect your child from being radicalised or you are concerned that may be at risk, navigate our advice hub to get expert tips on practical ways you can support them and where you can go for further support.

Watch parent’s story about her son

Christine Boudreau bravely shares her story about her son who was killed while fighting for ISIS

 

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Learn about Radicalisation

Understand the risks that children may face online to offer the right support

 

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Protect your child

See advice to give children the right tools to challenge extremism online and build their digital resilience

 

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Deal with it

Learn strategies of how to address radicalisation and where to seek help if you are concerned

 

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Resources

See a list of organisations that can support you and your child

 

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Visit interactive website supporting parents, young people, and children with SEN with understanding radicalisation and extremism

 

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Visit Let’s Talk About It – an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance about terrorism and radicalisation

 

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