12th October 2020
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School closures meant children spent more time online. Whilst this was almost inevitable, social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, are likely to have exacerbated the problem through the use of clever persuasive design techniques which make it difficult for children to disengage and can keep them scrolling through their news feeds for hours. That’s why National Online Safety have created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what persuasive design is all about.