Using online technology is a big part of all of our lives, including our children’s. Either through laptops and computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs or games consoles, most of us spend a significant amount of time online each week.
We are all aware that online games and social media are attractive and exciting prospects for our children but they can also present potential dangers including cyber bulling, access to inappropriate content or exploitation.
Social media companies have age restrictions as part of their terms of service, which are designed to help keep children safe. In addition, further information about keeping your child safe when using social media sites can be found using the online tool at https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Further information about keeping your child safe online can also be found at https://www.internetmatters.org/ who have provided the following guidance about social media sites and the age at which they are appropriate to be used.