Understand the big online issues happening now

Getting the best from the web is what Virgin Media is all about. Giving our customers a better connection allows them to do more, have more fun, and be better online. The web can play a hugely positive role in a child’s development – from learning a new language to watching their first song go viral. #ShareTheirAdventure with them!

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What age should a child own a smartphone?

Monday, 7th September 2015

A new survey by Internet Matters revealed that the majority of parents (84.6%) would like a minimum age for smartphone ownership in the UK - with age 10 being the most popular minimum age. With millions of children heading back to school this month, the new research shows that over half (65%) of 8-11 year olds own a smartphone...

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Switch on digital controls to keep children safe online

Friday, 26th June 2015

Internet Safety organisation Internet Matters has launched a new campaign to urge parents to play a more active role in keeping their children safe online. The campaign highlights the importance of parental controls in the digital age...

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The building blocks that’ll keep your kids safe online

Tuesday, 5th May 2015

Switched On Families is about giving parents clear, honest, useful (and sometimes even fun) support to make sure your family gets the best from the web. You know your kids best, but here at Virgin Media, we know a thing or two about the web and want to help you make informed and confident choices....

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How we’re supporting Safer Internet Day

Thursday, 10th February 2015

Today is Safer Internet Day, which sees hundreds of organisations getting involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people....

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Cyberbullying – hear what kids think about the issue

Thursday, 19th June 2014

Tomorrow, June 20th, is Stop Cyberbullying Day in the UK. It’s a day all about standing up to bullying both online and in the real world. To support the occasion, we caught up with a group of teenagers doing work experience at Beat Bullying and asked them about their life online to discover how parents can help support kids on the issue. Watch our video above to find out what they had to say.

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Combatting cyberbullying – how parents and schools can help

Thursday, 19th June 2014

We spoke to the Department for Education and Beat Bullying about Switched On Families and the importance of parents engaging in their children’s online lives.

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The technology helping to keep your kids safe online

Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Many parents today did not grow up using the internet like kids today do, so when it comes to keeping families safe online most parents look for support. We’re proud to be involved with Switched On Families, a resource that’s full of ideas and guidance for parents. It is the perfect complement to the technology we provide to support parents as well.

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Introducing our Happening now blog!

Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Switched On Families is our fabulous guide helping parents to understand the issues around child protection online. And more importantly, helping them to make informed choices about how their kids spend time online.

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Things to know

The web’s packed with fun and knowledge for your kids to explore. But just like in the real world, there are things we all need to watch out for.

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Happening now

To help you keep up with the what’s happening online including the latest apps and crazes, we’re asking the people who are best placed to give you the lowdown – kids.

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