Social Media Safety Guides For Parents

Your children may spend a lot of time on social media websites such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

These popular sites are great for communication, however sometimes children may share too much personal information, discuss inappropriate behaviour or unintentionally place themselves at risk by what they share online.

We have collated some useful guides for parents below which help parents find more about the safety features available on many popular social networks.

Facebook

Safety Tools

There are a number of safety tools such as Reporting, Blocking and Privacy Settings. We recommend that parents look through the safety guides from Facebook

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for Facebook, you must be at least 13 years old.

If you need to report an account belonging to someone under 13, you can visit the link below.

Safety Tools

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for Twitter, you must be at least 13 years old.

However, the site does not ask for age upon registration.

Twitter suggest you contact privacy@twitter.com if your child is under 13 and using the site.

Safety Tools

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for Instagram, you must be at least 13 years old.

Safety Tools

Safety Tools

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for WhatsApp, you must be at least 13 years old.