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  • What Parents Need to Know About Facebook Messenger

    What Parents Need to Know About Facebook Messenger
    3rd June 2020

    Facebook Messenger has been an intricate part of Facebook for some time. It is used by billions of people all over the world and has slowly evolved over the years, now offering more than just a simple text messaging service. More recently, it has introduced ‘Messenger Rooms’ in a bid to rival other video calling software platforms, such as Zoom for instance. That why this week, we’ve created this useful guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Facebook Messenger is all about. Read more

  • 14 Ways To Be Kind Online
    22nd May 2020

    Showing kindness online can mean so much to someone else. It is a choice we can all make that helps others, puts peoples needs before our own and which can generate feelings of empathy and compassion. Read more

  • What parents need to know about PS4

    What parents need to know about PS4
    13th May 2020

    There’s a good chance you already know what the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is. Sony’s video game console is often touted as being one of the best-selling of all time, with over 100 million units shifted worldwide. With over seven years of polishing and ne-tuning under its belt, you’d expect the console to be one of the safest around. While this is overwhelmingly true, there are still things parents should be on the lookout for whether they’re children are starting it up for the rst time or they’re already experienced users. Read more

  • What parents need to know about Online Grooming

    What parents need to know about Online Grooming
    6th May 2020

    Online Grooming is when someone befriends and builds an emotional relationship with a child and communicates with them through the internet with the intent to commit a sexual offence. This type of victimisation can take place across any platform; from social media and messaging apps to online gaming and live streaming. Often it involves young people being tricked, forced or pressured into doing something they wouldn’t normally do (coercion) and often the groomer’s goal is to meet the victim in a controlled setting to sexually or physically abuse them. In some cases children may be abducted or have long-lasting psychological damage. Read more

  • StarLine – a new home learning helpline for parents

    StarLine – a new home learning helpline for parents
    27th April 2020

    StarLine – a new home learning telephone helpline - is now live to support parents and carers nationwide. StarLine is available to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. For more information, visit www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter. Read more