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NEW CHILD FRIENDLY TOOL AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH -
Funded by BBC Children in Need, this early-intervention tool will help 8-11 year olds with their emotional wellbeing and encourage communication within families.
It’s packed with advice about subjects including school, friendships, family life and the internet – and it’s available now, for free.
Click on the link below to watch a video which introduces it:
Why not click the link below to try it out?
PARENT ZONE WEBSITE
Why not visit the ParentZone website? It has lots of online safety advice and support for families.
TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos much in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s main draw, however, is that users can record and upload bite-sized looping videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music or soundbites, often for comedic effect, which can then be further enhanced with filters, emojis and stickers. TikTok has been designed with the young user in mind and has a very addictive appeal. At the beginning of 2019 it skyrocketed in popularity to become the iOS store’s most downloaded app with over 33 million downloads. Estimates suggest that it now has anything between 500 million and over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide.
It is important to note that TikTok's user age requirement is 12 years and above. If a child is using this below that age, supervision is required from a parent or carer. This is really important as the content which is available can be unsuitable for children.