Pages of Interest
How do I filter inappropriate content on smartphones?
Q/A: Do you know of any effective tools?
Some great resources on how to deal with losing control over self-generated sexual material online, suitable for young people and teachers alike.
Ten tips for parents on how to use mobile phones sensibly
The use of digital devices can get out of hand.
How much time is appropriate?
How much time is it all right that my child spend watching TV? How long should I let my child play on the weekend?
Mobile phone challenges
How do you deal with the fact that mobiles have become a major part of children and young people's lives?
Practical guides for parents
Kids and Media offers informational slideshows on a variety of topics.
Have you seen or heard something in the media that is inappropriate for children? Have your say at ParentPort.
Parental controls and online protection tools
The SIP Bench II project aims to help parents choose the parental control tool that best suits their needs.
iPad apps for children
iPad's have proven to be hugely popular among children and young people. Kids and Media have compiled a list of some great apps for your iPad.
The Rough Guide to Online Safety
A wide-ranging and user friendly guide on how to enjoy the Internet whilst staying safe from online threats.
Unreliable ratings on mobile apps
An increasing number of parents express concerns regarding inappropriate content on mobile phone apps.
The voice of young people
What does it mean to be an ethical, responsible and resilient digital citizen?
Talk about computer safety
Advice and tips on computer safety and malicious software.
Geocaching – a digital treasure hunt
Geocaching combines technology and the digital world with fun outdoor activities.
"Mobile phone use does not increase risk of cancer"
New research suggests mobile phones do not increase brain tumour risk in children.
Project ROBUSD: Reducing bullying – strengthening diversity
ROBUSD offers educational materials concerning the prevention of bullying, including a series of video presentations, all free of charge.
When much is too much
New research suggests that multitasking is not the best way to be efficient, even for today's tech-savvy children.
Bathing suit pictures and online image publishing
Some issues to consider before publishing images of children in their swimwear.
A recent report shows how parents feel about raising children in a digital age.
What to do if…?
Try Kids and Media's points of conversation on safe use of digital media, suitable for a conversation between parents and their child or teenager.
New Block’em app prevents cyber bullying
A new Android app, aimed at children between the ages of 11 and 15, makes it easier to block unwanted contacts.
WHO: Mobile phone use causes an increased risk of cancer
Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Ofcom: UK Children’s media literacy
A new report from Ofcom gives an overview of media literacy among children and young people.
Should parents monitor their children's use of mobile phones?
Are tracking services useful parental tools or a violation of children's privacy?
Advice on children and smartphones
A recent survey by The Nielsen Company in the U.S. indicates that almost a third of the apps on smartphones owned by parents who allow their children to install apps, were downloaded by their children.
Mobile phones are fun – until you get a huge bill
PhoneBrain, a new education programme, is designed to help young people recognise costs.
Great apps for children
Are you on the look-out for apps for children and young people, for iPod, iPhone or iPad? Kids and Media gives you tips.
Children, young people, and a world of apps
Positive opportunities and challenges in a vast and diverse app market.
First official advice to text rather than call
A Department of Health leaflet advises that texting and hands-free kits reduces exposure to radiation.
Safer Internet Day
Tuesday, 8 February is Safer Internet Day 2011. Read Kids and Media’s advice on how to keep your children safe online.
Things to talk about if your children get digital Christmas presents
Read Kids and Media's tips.
‘Digital Parenting' magasine
A new magasine from Vodafone is designed to help parents get involved with their children’s digital world.
Are you buying your child a mobile phone for Christmas?
Here is some advice you should consider.
Mobile phone for my child?
Q&A: We are considering buying our eight year old a mobile phone. Do you have any advice regarding this?
Back to school
It’s not only school children who learn something new when school starts in the autumn. Even parents are getting schooled.
Be Smart. Be Fair. Be Safe.
CTIA - The Wireless Association has launched a campaign to help parents ensure their children are responsible wireless users.
Too young for a conversation?
At which age should I tell my 6-year-old son that there are people out there who do not have good intentions?
Mobile phones in school
Q&A: What is Kids and Media’s attitude to the question of whether mobile phones should be banned in schools?
Q&A: What can you do if you discover that your teenager is doing cyber sex?
What to talk about?
Q&A: What advice would you give regarding teenagers and the big "bad" data world?
What's all the fuzz about?
Q&A: Why is there so much fuzz concerning children’s use of mobile phones?
All Internet users should know the unwritten rules for good online behaviour. Kids and Media is here to help you.
Problems related to digital bullying
Is digital bullying most widespread in primary or secondary school?
How can I get to talk with my teenagers about porn?
I am a father of two teenage boys, and I would very much like to have a good conversation with them about porn.
Children, TV and the Internet
Research from KidsOKOnline (KOKO) released in January 2010 has some interesting insights on how children like to access their TV programmes.
What is digital bullying?
Digital bullying is bullying executed via technological platforms like mobiles and the internet.
What is jailbreaking?
My 13-year old son has an iPod Touch, as does many of his friends. Several of his friends have now jailbreaked their iPods to get access to free games and different content.
What does WAP mean?
On our last itemised telephone bill it says that our son has large WAP expenses. What does WAP mean?
Mobile Phones Tips
Common Sense Media’s Cell Phones video gives tips for safe, smart mobile phone use.
Cyber bullying Tips
Common Sense Media’s Cyber bullying video gives interesting facts and advice on cyber bullying.
Bullying: Teenagers’ best advice for parents
Emil Gukild (17) and Ludvik Roksvåg (16) are two of the actors in the informational movies made by the Norwegian “Use your head” campaign, related to cyber bullying. Read their best tips for parents.
What to do if your child is being bullied
What can you as a parent do to prevent your child from being bullied online?
Organisations and support
Advice on children and mobile phones
More and more children get their own mobile phones at an increasingly younger age. What challenges should parents be aware of when it comes to children and mobile phone use?
Young family meets the media
Parent's stories: We have children aged four and three, and they have already started using digital media. In the beginning we sat down with them and told them a little about the computer and the games, and helped them get started.