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It’s Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week (6-12 February 2023) in the UK, bringing to light just how important the mental wellbeing of children is. The theme this year, “Lets Connect, highlights the importance of children's mental wellbeing, the connections they form, and monitoring their online spaces where they connect with others.

Pre 21st century we connected in person, wrote letters, sent postcards and generally only spoke to people in our local areas or close family. In 2023 more people than ever have access to smart phones, computers, games consoles and more to help them connect with people they know and people they don’t all over the world.

Chances are children are mingling online with strangers, whether that’s on popular video app, TikTok or playing Minecraft online. TikTok recently announced a parental control feature, making it easier for...

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