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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

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03 February 2023

The UK boss of Samsung Mobile has said he did not give his daughter a smartphone until she was 11.

"I personally wouldn't have given her one early, but it is a parental decision as to when you should get your child a phone," said James Kitto.

He said whatever age people get phones, it was important to make sure they were safe online.

It comes after Ofsted's chief inspector said she was "surprised" when primary school children have smartphones.

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03 September 2022

Parents and carers have been asking the platform for more parental controls for years. They want to understand more about how those in their care use the app while also keeping them safer. After nearly one year in development, the promised parental control feature has finally arrived – Snapchat Family Center.

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14 June 2022

nstagram owner Meta is launching new parental controls across the platform in the UK on 14 June.

They include the option of setting daily time limits of between 15 minutes and 2 hours, after which a black screen appears on the app.

Parents can also schedule break times and see any accounts their child reports, and why they did so.

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12 June 2022

iNEQE's safety guide.

Telegram is one of the many messaging apps available that may be more familiar due to bad press instead of good reviews. This online safety article unpacks how this app works, the controversies that surround it, the safety concerns and risks it poses to children and young people and our top tips on staying safe.

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