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Digital Download
Issue 6, 7 February 2020
Tips on keeping up with children's digital world
Are you hosting a parents' event this Safer Internet Day or would like supporting material to give to your parents? We've just released new resources around the theme of managing your online identity.
As this years' Safer Internet Day theme is focused on helping children and young people create a space where they are #FreeToBe who they are online, we've created a guide for parents on how they can play a role in supporting their children.
We'd encourage you to share these with parents and carers too. If you have any feedback get in touch on our Facebook page @InternetMatters.
Featured Topics
Helping young people manage their online identity
For young people having an online identity can be liberating as it encourages self-expression and allows them to connect with others. However, it can create a lot of pressure.
To help parents support their teens to manage their online identity and get the best out of their time online, we've have created a simple guide with practical advice and a video from our Ambassador Dr Linda Papadopoulos.
Using tech to support children's wellbeing
Keeping your children healthy and well is a top priority and there are now many apps available to help improve your child’s general wellbeing. 
From meditation techniques to family-based games designed to help kids practice understanding their feelings, see our curated list of popular wellbeing apps. 
Giving teens the tools to stay safe on social media
Whether parents have questions on whether a child is ready for social media or looking for ways to help them stay safe, our guide on how to help children set up their first social media account can provide a good basis to start important conversations and establish some digital boundaries on how they connect online.
Printed guides now available to order in e-shop
If you are looking for resources to share with parents, a selection of our guides is now available to order from the South West Grid for Learning online store. They are free and are available for a range of ages.
Highlight: Parent stories
Online hate and trolling – a parent’s story
As children spend more time interacting with each other online, it’s important to help them recognise behaviours that can spread harmful content. Mum Beth shares her family’s personal experience about online hate.
Latest video
Dr Linda shares advice to children's online identity
Dr Linda shares insight on what parents can do to understand how young people form their online identity and what their role should be in helping them do this safely.
Visit the Internet Matters

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Key online issue explained

From cyberbullying to dealing with online grooming, you'll find expert advice and resources to support your child on the top challenges they may face online.

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Get in control of parental controls

Set up your child's device safely with our parental control and privacy how-to guides, offering video and visual steps to make it simple.

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Try age-specific safety advice

Whether you have a pre-schooler or a teen to support online, use our age-specific advice to give them the right advice and get up to speed with what they need support on at that age.


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