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Social Media Parental Advice

The UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) have produced some guidance for parents about children's social media use.

Social networking is hugely popular.  Many young people are sophisticated in the way they use social media apps and websites, tailoring their communication for different audiences, and accessing them from a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles.

But social media, like all forms of public communication, comes with some risks.  Not all of these risks turn into actual problems; and if children never face any risks, they never learn how to deal with them. By helping your child understand what the risks are, you can play a big part in preventing them from turning into problems.