The BBC have created an app to help with children's digital well being. It is called Own It and you can find out more about it here: https://www.bbc.com/ownit and here: https://www.bbc.com/ownit/about-us/own-it-app-guide .
It’s really important that children lead a happy and healthy life online, but that balance can become tricky when they get their hands on their phone.
Maybe their phone notifications are keeping them up at night. Or maybe they’re not sure what information is safe to share online? Or maybe the ‘banter’ is getting a little bit out of hand in the group chat?
The BBC Own It app can help, by giving children advice and guidance when they need it the most. The app has a special keyboard that can be used like any other keyboard – to type messages to friends, post on social media or search online – and the clever bit happens while they are typing.
The keyboard uses special technology to check what’s being typed, and gives feedback and support, helpful tips and friendly advice. The BBC Own It app also has a diary feature where children can track how they’re feeling.
Everything that a child types using the keyboard is kept completely private, and never leave the app on their device. That means that children can use the keyboard, add notes and track their emotions without worrying about who might see.
Your child can download the app from the Apple App or the Google Play Stores.