Social networking is hugely popular. Many young people are adaptive to the use social media apps and websites, they tailor their communication for different audiences, and access nowadays is freely available via an array of devices including smartphones, tablets, and games consoles.
Social media, like all forms of public communication, can come with risks. Children can only learn how to deal with the risksn once they face them. Parents and carers can help children tackle these issues or problems and can prepare for such eventualities.
The Government has produced some information available on their website or downloadable as a PDF document. Click here to read the practical guide for using social media with children.