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Useful resources for Parents and Carers

26 May 2022

The Dark Web Explained has been created by the National Crime Agency in collaboration with The Children's Society and Marie Collins Foundation. This resource has been developed in response to recommendations from professionals and from research which found that many professionals, parents and carers do not understand the Dark Web and feel unequipped to talk to a young person about it should the need arise.

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03 May 2022

It is an offence to install monitoring apps without a user's permission.

Where parents are the owners of the device this would not apply.

This guide to parental control apps explores the possible positives and negatives of using them, plus provides an overview of some of the most popular apps on offer.

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03 May 2022

This report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 3-17.

It also includes findings on parents’ views about their children’s media use, and how parents of children and young people aged 3-17 monitor and manage their children’s use. The report is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of children’s media experiences in 2021 as a reference for industry, policymakers, academics and the general public.

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29 April 2022

 

Dove Self-Esteem Project research found that 1 in 2 girls say toxic beauty advice on social media causes low self-esteem.
In Toxic Influence, Dove's new short film, mothers and their daughters confront toxic beauty advice on social media and how it’s become normalized for many girls around the world.