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Our study showed that 21% of kids try a social network for the first time aged just 10, with many interacting with services underage, including WhatsApp (40%), BBM (24%) and Snapchat (11%). Despite 67% of kids admitting they’d go to their parents for help with internet related issues, only 32% of parents are ‘very confident’ that they know enough to help them.
You know the basics but as the world of social media is constantly changing, here are some simple tips to help you and your kids cope with potential dangers:
- Know the risks: Different social networking sites have different risks, so you need to know about each tool and their potential dangers. Instant image sharing and messaging apps can expose children to cyberbullying, whereas more open social networks can mean they are vulnerable to potentially dangerous strangers.
- Set up parental controls: Nearly a quarter of parents aren’t confident they can install internet parental controls, even though they can protect kids from unsuitable content. However, bear in mind that these controls aren’t infallible and won’t necessarily work on their mobile devices, so it’s important to talk to your kids about risks.
- Understand your child’s school internet policy: Our research shows that 46% of parents are not aware of their children’s school internet policy. Having parental controls at only goes so far, knowing the school policy will help you spot and report internet-related issues.