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E-Safety and Social Media


We know a lot of parents are not sure of the rules regarding most social media sites so we have compiled a list of age restrictions for the most common social media sites.


Please read some of the sites rules as we are sure that parents are unaware of the implications and content that children can be exposed to.


As always with all web access we recommend that parents are present at childrens web access sessions and they are used in a family area.


It is easily possible to put parental controls onto tablets, phones and home web access and both internet service providers and manufacturers of hardware have help pages to achieve this.


Thinkuknow website


https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk


Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities


https://en-gb.facebook.com/legal/terms


Instagram for parents


https://help.instagram.com/154475974694511/


http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/instagram_guide.pdf


To Report any online problems to CEOP

Age restrictions for social media platforms


13 years old

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Pintrest

Google+

Tumblr

Reddit

Snapchat


14 years old

Linkedin


16 years old

WhatsApp


17 years old

Vine


18 years old (13 with parents permission)

Youtube

Foursquare

Flickr

WeChat



This means no child at primary school should be using these platforms

E-Safety Links

All of these links and websites have useful information on e-safety for parents and children.


www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.childnet.com

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.getsafeonline.org

www.knowthenet.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.nspcc.org.uk/help-and-advice/for-parents/guides-and-leaflets/online-safety-checklists/online-safety-checklists_wda101288.html (these are single page handouts)

www.pitda.co.uk

www.vodafone.com/content/parents/digital-parenting/view_magazines.html


http://www.e-learningfoundation.com/e-safety