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Help and advice

Some Apps allow access to content sharing, photo and video sharing, messaging and online chat, voice chat, video
calling, live streaming, gaming, in-app purchasing, online relationships, location sharing and encryption. These
functions all have benefits and risks.

Some apps use co-mingled sites, where kids mix with teens and adults. This increases the risk of cyberbullying,
exposure to violent or inappropriate content and unwanted contact or grooming by sexual predators.

Below are some useful links which should help you to make informed decisions about how to keep your child safe online.

At what age can my child start social networking?

Social networks made for children

Here are a few further links to help you and your family choose appropriate apps.

TikTok 13+

TikTok app safety – What parents need to know


YouTube: Tips and tricks to keep your children entertained and safe


Snapchat safety: a how to guide for parents


Help children stay safe on Instagram