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Social Media and Primary aged children.

Lots of parents are raising questions concerning their children's use of Social Media and staying safe on line.

In school we actively teach all our pupils about internet safety but here I will add some links to support any discussions you may have at home. In school we also have regular visits from our local Police support officers who come into school to discuss various aspects of safety with the children.

 

LINK TO THE WHATS APP GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

https://parentinfo.org/article/whatsapp-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers

 

 

Does WhatsApp have any age restrictions?

As of May 2018, WhatsApp’s minimum age of use is 16 years old if you live in the European Union, or a country that has adopted the GDPR, as the UK has. It was previously 13 and WhatsApp has not yet said what will happen to users between 13 and 16 who already held accounts under the old terms and conditions. 

 

By using WhatsApp, a user agrees to provide certain personal information such as their mobile phone number, billing and mobile device information. If WhatsApp learns that identifiable information of a child under 16 has been collected on the WhatsApp Site or WhatsApp Service, then WhatsApp may deactivate the account.

 

 

LINK TO THE YOU TUBE GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-youtube

 

 

YOU TUBE STATE THE FOLLOWING........Provide accurate registration info and being over the age of 13. While we permit users between the ages of 13 and 17 to register for an account with parental permission, we do not allow children under the age of 13 to create an account

Please see below some helpful information for Parents regarding YouTube:

 

 

LINK TO THE INSTAGRAM GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

https://www.connectsafely.org/instagram/

 

 

Instagram requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account (in some jurisdictions, this age limit may be higher). If your child is younger than 13 and created an account on Instagramyou can show t

 

 

 

LINK TO THE TIKTOK GUIDE FOR PARENTS

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

 

 

Who is TikTok intended for?TikTok is intended for users age 13 and over. Please do not allow a child under the age of 13 to use the app.

If you learn that your child under the age of 13 has registered for a TikTok account, you may alert us at privacy@tiktok.com. 

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