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Views from Thinkuknow on recent developments, news stories and trends relating to children and young people online.

10 October 2019

Live streaming: what professionals need to know

Tik Tok, Yubo, Twitch, You Now, Periscope, Instagram Live - with the popularity of live streaming ever increasing amongst both children and adults, it’s important to understand how it works and the opportunities and risks it presents. Take a look at our short guide which includes tips on what you can do to help children stay safe on live streaming platforms.

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28 August 2019

Three Thinkuknow resources to help you keep young people safe while gaming

Apex Legends, Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft. No doubt you’ve come across these games when working with young people. For most young people, gaming is a fun way to spend time with friends, meet new people, and develop teamwork, concentration and problem-solving skills. However, like all forms of social media, it can expose them to a number of risks. Find out more about three Thinkuknow resources that can help you keep young people safe while gaming.

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30 July 2019

Digital Families 2019: Wellbeing in a connected world

'Digital Families: Wellbeing in a connected world' will explore the latest research, with practical workshops, on emerging opportunities and challenges that can affect children and young people in the digital age, and effective responses for parents and carers

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5 July 2019

Five key takeaways from the DfE’s new online safety guidance

As a part of its commitment to support schools with delivering the new Relationships (and Sex) Education and Health Education curriculum, the DfE has released new guidance to help you to teach online safety. We take you through the five key things you need to know about the new guidance.

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30 May 2019

How to support LGBT+ young people to stay safe online

Research has found that one of the most positive aspects of being online for LGBT+ young people is the opportunity to connect with like-minded people and access specialist support, in a way that is more challenging offline. Understand how you can help the LGBT+ young people you work with to explore their identity online in the safest way.

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2 May 2019

Keeping UK children safe online: have your say

In April 2019, the UK government published three policy and practice initiatives relating to child exploitation and online safety. For each of these documents, you have the opportunity to have your say. Read a brief outline of each document and why they are significant for professionals who work with children

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