Children and young people spend a lot of time online. For many parents, this can be quite a concern. Often, parents feel they know less about the online world than their children and can feel daunted by having conversations with them about online safety.
Most people are aware of – and probably use themselves – the main social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. However, with new social media appearing regularly, it can be very hard to keep up with these developments.
Here are a few of the social networking sites children may use and a little of what they entail:
- Instagram – lets you share photos and videos
- YouTube – lets you watch and upload videos
- Whatsapp – lets you send messages, including photos and videos
- Snapchat – lets you send photos, short videos and messages
To find out more about social networks and how they work, click here.
We offer an online Parents’ e-Safety Course, which has been designed specifically for parents and carers. To find out more, click here.