The NSPCC says...
Children are also likely to be spending more time on social media during coronavirus lockdown. While social media can be a good way for children and teenagers to stay in touch with friends they’re unable to see in person, it can also be unsafe. Children using social media may also be at greater risk of online abuse or online bullying during coronavirus lockdown.
A recent NSPCC survey shows that children turning to social media because they’re feeling lonely or have poor mental health are at higher risk of being groomed online.
Talking to your child about what they’re doing or sharing online can help you to understand any risks and keep them safe. Net Aware also has advice on popular apps, games and social media sites, including TikTok, Snapchat and Facebook.
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You may be surprised to know that ALL children at Chetwynd are below the minimum age restrictions for many of the most popular forms of social media. By looking at the information provided below, you may feel encouraged to check which social media sites your child may be accessing.
Below are some useful links with a wide range of handy resources and guides, helping you to make informed choices as a parent when it comes to social media.