Have a look at our E Safety Policy
Check Netaware for the official age ratings for popular Apps. These ratings are to ensure children are safe online and not exposed to inappropriate materials.
- Whats App – 16 years
- Twitter – 13 years
- Facebook – 13 years
- Instagram – 13 years
- YouTube – 13 years
- TikTok - 13 years
- 20% of 8 – 11 year olds who go online regularly have a social media profile
- 5% of 5 – 7 year olds who go online regularly have a social media profile
12% of 8-11 year olds have admitted to accepting friend requests from people they don’t know or have never met.
How do you know who your child is 'following' online or who is 'following' them? Talk to your children about the details of personal Information. This can include:
- Date of Birth
- Name of School
- Medical Information
Please have a look at the following resources for all to find out more about keeping your child safe online.
Think u know - Find out more about live streaming and how to keep your child safe from any risks
Cyberbullying – a film about cyberbullying to watch with your children
Childnet International have published (2019) some guidance to help parents/carers - Let's talk about life online. This includes some advice and conversation starters for supporting your child to stay safe online. Click here for the guidance.
More helpful hints and tops can be found if you click here.