Get an overview of time spent by children and set time limits, see who they follow, and an option to tell parents if they experience challenging content.
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GAMES AND ADVERTISING: Children are exposed to advertising pressure from an early age. Now FIFA has launched a new football game in the Roblox Universe in partnership with Visa and Adidas. Elton John is also marketed with his own game there.
Too often, exercise videos on social media are about losing weight and body fat, and building muscle, says Christine Sundgot-Borgen, who has written a Ph.D. thesis on adolescents and their relationship to their own bodies.
REVIEW: Social app attempts to facilitate the sharing of “real” everyday moments. Users are encouraged to share content at certain times during the day.
In a recent update, Roblox has incorporated age ratings on the games found on the platform. Parents can now screen out games by age. The solution is not flawless, though.
OCTOBER 17-23: In week 42, ‘Barnevakten’ invites all adults in Norway to play with the children. Create good memories. Sign up for our event and choose freely from a week of exciting content such as Minecraft building competitions, webinars, educational materials for schools, and more.
Popular social media to share videos and photos with friends and the whole world using creative tools. Parents should be aware of parental settings that can make Instagram safer to use.
Build and run a restaurant or amusement park with the kids. Play hide and seek or run through some crazy obstacle courses. Here are some Roblox game tips that you and your kids can play together.
Steam is one of the most popular platforms for buying games for PC. However, there you will find gross porno games with detailed sex scenes and full nudity.
With a Chromebook, children can visit websites, do homework, watch YouTube, and download apps and games from Google Play. With parental settings in place, you can block inappropriate websites and purchases and give your kids a customized YouTube experience.
Children should be allowed to be children. They should not have nightmares from watching scenes in movies and games where people are shot in the head and the blood spatters around. However, not everyone agrees with that.
Been to school, the store, or at a friend's house? By purchasing a Snapchat subscription, parents can see a 24-hour "recording" of children’s movements on a map.
Lots of boys read posts of the very popular Andrew Tate. Parents should familiarize themselves with what he stands for.
The popular and creative services of TikTok make it easy to watch and share short video clips with others. Parents should familiarize themselves with the settings to ensure children greater privacy and reduce harmful content.
The popular horror series on Netflix stars children and young people, but that does not necessarily make it suitable for young viewers.
Snapchat makes it easy to communicate with friends and groups with photos, text, and videos that “disappear” after viewing. Here we have provided some good advice and useful settings for the app.
Roblox can be compared to Netflix or YouTube – but for games! Here kids and young people can log in and access thousands of games created by other users and professional game developers.
Super-creative building game that gives kids the opportunity to create whatever their imagination might envisage!
Up to one hundred players fight each other until a person or a team is left as the winner. But Fortnite also offers a game package that is so much more than just that.
FIFA 22 offers an amazing football experience and great meetings with sporting icons. In this short article, you will get a simple overview of the popular game.
For many years it has been possible not to watch advertising while surfing internet. But now there are advertisements on almost every site you visit. Here we will explain how you can easily remove those ads from your kids' digital devices using ad blockers.
YouTube is a video streaming service that provides access to a sea of content. However, it can be characterized by a lot of advertising as well as videos that are not suitable for children. In this article, we’ll show you how you can customize YouTube for kids with parental settings. The YouTube app is marked “parental guidance” by PEGI and 17+ years in the App Store.
App with a recommended age limit of 3 years from PEGI and 4+ years from App Store. Android (Google)/iOS (Apple).
Inspired by TikTok for sharing short video clips, YouTube has introduced Shorts. This is what parents should know about the new feature on YouTube.
Many people contact "Barnevakten" about the screen time of the children. Now there have been recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
Do you have a Ukrainian family in the neighborhood in Norway? How about inviting a movie night for the kids or maybe the whole family? Netflix has now incorporated Ukrainian text and speech on some titles, allowing you to watch films with Norwegian or English text and Ukrainian speech, for example. Read our film tips here!
In several parts of Norway, the messaging app Sendit has become popular among younger children even though the age limit is 17 years. The app links up with Snapchat and can send messages anonymously, which has led to bullying.
Here we have collected a number of apps and games that children can use to learn something. Topics are mathematics, nature, problem-solving, empathy, music, construction, sensible use of the internet, and the like.
On social media and the internet, children and young people see news of war, accidents, and disasters that can be perceived as frightening. Here's how to talk to your kids about the topic.
Children and young people follow influencers, game experts, fashion icons, and humorists or entertainers. We will show you a list of people your children might be affected by.
The Norway police's online patrols can be found on several of the major social media sites. You can ask them questions or tip-off any criminal offence. Here we have listed links where one can find the online police.
Here we have collected articles about children's right to privacy and private life.
A greater part of Europe has obtained better digital rights in recent years, for example through the GDPR. Children are specially mentioned in the rules. However, in schools, parents are kept at arm's length digital distance.
Snapchat and TikTok are the social media where teenagers most often receive hate speech, according to a new survey from the Norwegian Media Authority (Medietilsynet).
We wanted to test how well-facilitated Instagram for teenagers is. It didn't take long for us to be flooded with links, advertising, and body-fixated content.
Every third popular song on Spotify contains ‘explicit’ lyrics. It is possible to turn on a child filter that prevents playing such songs.
Useful settings in apps like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube can reduce the risk of children being exposed to real-life violence.
Use this checklist when children are going out on social media. As they get older, teach them to be conscious and take responsibility for privacy on their own.
Horrifying real-life scenes may appear in your child’s social media apps. Both the press and most people share traumatic living images and videos from news events. Here are some tips to help reduce the risk.
Get tips for games and apps that generate compassion and increase awareness on important topics. In these apps, you can learn about the life of a sixteen-year-old refugee or take care of an adopted child's physical and mental health.
TIPS AND ADVICE FOR PARENTS: With Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it may be good to have an age-appropriate conversation with your children about war news. Gruesome videos and propaganda may appear on children's phones.
According to the new EU legislative proposal (Digital Service Act - DSA) adopted in the EU Parliament in January 2022, direct marketing by targeting children is not allowed. It gives both adults and children more digital rights.
The association Kins works with data security in Norwegian municipalities. Recently, the association submitted comments to the Privacy Commission. The EU is also tightening its grip to provide citizens, especially children, more digital rights. What will digital school solutions be like in a few years?
The digital teaching system of the schools has a lot of good things, but at the same time, there are some features that not all parents think are perfectly ok. As a parent i Norway, you cannot object to the core services in the school solution. But you can say no to other school apps if they collect personal information.
The temperature can get quite high on social media sometimes, and young people have different ways of dealing with ugly comments. We've had a conversation with three eighth-graders.
In Norway, the minimum age for a charge against criminal offense is 15 years. Nevertheless, police can take away the phones of younger children if they are used to store or share nude photos of someone under 18.
Many children and young people witness or experience prejudiced language online. What should the children do if they find themselves in such a situation?
Children and young people may be exposed to or even contribute to spreading hate speech online. Where is the limit and what does the Norwegian law say?
Here we will show you how to take a picture or video of the screen on mobiles, computers, and game consoles. Gather evidence of cyberbullying, malicious content, or crime. The screenshots can be sent to the police, school, or app developer depending on the case.