Understanding Social Media
The more you know about the kind of social networking sites your child belongs to and what information they like to share, the more likely you’ll be able to keep them safe.
- The lower age limit for most social networking sites is 13
- The most popular social networks include: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter,Tumblr, Ask.fm and Snapchat. Sites aimed at younger children, like Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters, also have a social networking element
- Many sites include an instant message function which allows private conversations between site members