Key Points Gaming Disorder has been classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation The NHS has launched a service to tackle gaming disorder Gaming Disorder has multiple symptoms including irritation and lack of sleep Young people with pre-existing mental conditions may be more susceptible
Do you receive our Safeguarding Alerts? Receive regular updates to help you safeguard children in a digital era. Tackling fake news during the pandemic Guidance on what fake news is and how you can be discerning with the news you are exposed to regarding COVID-19.
Key Points Ofcom report shows half of all UK adults have been exposed to fake news about Coronavirus in the past week. An EU report blames various state actors incl. Russia and China for the spread of fake news and conspiracy theories. The UK opens a special unit to combat the spread
Do you receive our Safeguarding Alerts? Receive regular updates to help you safeguard children in a digital era. Will TikTok's Private Message Ban Work? TikTok bans under 16s from using its private messaging function. Will this ban work, and will it help keep users safer on
Today TikTok bans under 16s from using its private messaging function. This means anyone under 16 will see the function disappear from their app. But will this ban work, and will it help keep children and young people safer on the platform?
All across the UK, people are taking up new indoor hobbies such as baking, knitting and even learning a new language. Learning a language improves our brainpower, memory and makes our minds sharper. It’s a perfect way to keep your brain engaged and healthy during the lockdown. It’s also a powerful way to connect
The lockdown has seen a rise in the use of video conferencing platforms for education, business and socialising. Although these platforms have been important during the lockdown, many of you have raised concerns about potential risks and security issues. To support you, we have produced in-depth guidance and safety checklist on the safer
Nintendo Switch Alert, DfE safeguarding guidance and video conferencing platforms | Digital Safeguarding in 60
Do you receive our Safeguarding Alerts? Receive regular updates to help you safeguard children in a digital era. Visit the Home Learning Hub! The Home Learning Hub is our free library of resources to support parents and carers who are taking the time to help their
Almost 50% of young people say they’re using gaming as a way of coping with the lock down. But with the line between online gaming and online gambling becoming even more blurred it’s time to look at the facts. Key Points Online gaming platforms are facing criticism for facilitating gambling behaviours
Nintendo Switch users are being prompted to secure their accounts following reports of hacking and fraud. The message is being circulated to those who use their Nintendo account to buy games from the platforms online shop. Since its launch over 53 million consoles have been sold worldwide.