Lifestyle Sites

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It's almost impossible to go online these days without being told that 'product X' will revolutionise how you live, or 'activity Y' will have unprecedented benefits to your health. Is all this information accurate - or even safe? This short video tells you what you need to know about lifestyle sites.

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What are lifestyle sites?

Essentially, lifestyle sites are websites, apps and social media platforms that use underhand tricks to keep people hooked in and to sell products. They can also be sites set up by online communities experiencing issues around topics such as physical and mental health, but which are unregulated, unlike more established and verified agencies, which offer similar support.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.