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September 2022 Weekly Updates

Snapchat Family Centre Update – 9th September 2022


Snapchat remains one of the most popular apps used by children and young people. I normally find TikTok is the most popular, followed by Snapchat, it is then different dependent on age group. Snapchat has a Family Centre feature and the company has been adding a couple of updates recently which parents may find useful, this includes seeing what friends their children have been sending messages to and a complete list of their child’s existing friends.

There is a full breakdown of the Snapchat safety features below.


New Resources for Parents and Teachers - 16th September 2022


Internet Matters have created dedicated hubs on their website for early years, primary and secondary aged children. These hubs are full of information and resources for teachers and parents, including common issues, top apps and platforms, resources and advice. Direct links to these hubs are:

Early Years HERE
Primary HERE
Secondary HERE


For Parents - Online Bullying - 23rd September 2022


Online bullying is a concern for many parents, online can often be a hidden aspect of many children's lives and children will not always talk if they are being bullied. Internet Matters have put some expert tips together for parents which are split by ages. 

You can access the tips HERE

Roblox - New Age Rating and Parental Controls - 30th September 2022


Roblox is an incredibly popular games across all ages, but particularly children. Until now Roblox has been rated 10+ by ESRB and 7+ by PEGI. This has changed to 'Teen' by ESRB and 'PEGI', Parental Guidance Recommended' by PEGI. Additionally, Roblox is introducing more parental controls to filter different experiences dependent on the age of the user. This is an interesting and welcome development due to the incredible amount of user-generated content within Roblox, and a change that I'm sure many parents will welcome.


To read more you can view THIS article in Forbes.