Think U Know.... How to guides

The Think U Know website, produced by the National Crime Agency, is a fantastic resource for all aspects of child safeguarding from online safety to young people and relationships.

As part of this, their range of support tools and films covering topics such as sexting and app usage contains 'How to..' guides for popular apps and websites, explaining such things as privacy settings, additional costs, age restrictions, and the level of control users have over their content.

The dangers children face online are real and constant, and a small selection of articles can be find via the links below:

Gaming: what parents and carers need to know
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.

Sharing pictures of your child online
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent Ofcom report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. Our article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.

Keeping under 5s safe online
Whether it's watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa - today's under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.

Live streaming: responding to the risks
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. Our article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.

Using parental controls
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not totally replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively