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Useful things for young people aged 7-11

26 November 2019

So, you’ve got your very first phone. The Own It app will help you to make smart choices, feel more confident and get advice when you need it.

The Own It app helps you take control of your online life!
Download from your Apple or GooglePlay app store. If you’re under 13, make sure your parent or guardian has given you permission first.

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09 September 2019

There's a game out there for everyone. Some might prefer sporting games like FIFA and NBA. Others play adventure games such as Fortnite and Minecraft. Video games are arguably better than ever - because almost all of them allow you to play online with friends.

Chatting to other gamers can make it more fun too. It's likely that you'll chat to people that you've never met in real life. They might make you laugh, or give you great gaming tips. And it can feel like you know them well, especially if you voice chat with them through an app like Discord. But remember - it's easy for people to lie online, and some gamers might put pressure on you to do things you're not comfortable with.

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13 March 2019

Jessie & Friends is a three-episode animated series  from CEOP's Thinkuknow education team which aims to equip 4-7 year olds with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they may encounter online.

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Ceop trained adults can log in to the site to access teaching materials and planning.

11 March 2019

Swiggle.org.uk is built on Google SafeSearch technology and has a number of active features that encourage children to respond to and report inappropriate online content they find, rather than “Whoops! Let’s move on!” Children are encouraged to report content they think should not be accessible from your school network.

 

(Note; this is a safer search experience and not 100% safe. Children should be supervised, supported and encouraged to use the report tool when appropriate)

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