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  • Viral Trends 2: the sequel 19th September 2017
    Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know.
  • Yubo (formally Yellow): what parents need to know 27th June 2017
    Yubo is a popular mobile app. Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP - has created a guide for parents on how the app works and what your child needs to know about how to use it safely and sensibly.
  • Snapchat - a parent's guide 13th June 2017
    Everything you need to know about the hugely popular picture sharing app.
  • Pokémon Go - a parent's guide 20th July 2016
    Everything you need to know about the popular smartphone game, including parental concerns and safety tips.
  • A parent's guide to Musical.ly 30th June 2016
    Musical.ly is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it? 
  • Apps to help families enjoy the great outdoors 21st June 2016
    With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer.
  • A parent's guide to YouNow 16th June 2016
    YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with young people. What should you know about it? 
  • Should you share pictures of your children online? 9th May 2016
    Parent Info examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’.
  • YouTube: what parents need to know 3rd May 2016
    Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it.
  • Teens on Tinder 15th March 2016
    Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know.

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