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Keeping your children safe on the internet and other interactive devices, can feel like an insurmountable task. Here a video gives some advice and below are helpful links to support the information within the short video clip. 

Do you know what social media your child use?

Instagram - Age-Appropriateness

Instagram is not for children under the age of 13. Instagram has strict Terms of Use and Community Guidelines that make their age requirement clear. Also, there’s an obvious connection between Instagram and other adult-intended social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13129150

Twitter

"Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@twitter.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account. You can find additional resources for parents and teens" here.

 

Useful links:

 

                                     

Helpful Information:

               Grooming factsheet 

               Cyberbullying factsheet     

               Inappropriate websites factsheet

               Parents and Carers Check List   

               E-safety checklist