Why are a lot of social media apps 13+?
As you can see from the above infographic, many social media apps have an age rating of 13+. This relates to data processing policies that social media companies need to adhere to. Under the COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) Law, social media companies are prohibited from collecting and storing any personal information about any persons under the age of 13, unless they have permission from their Parents/Carers.
E safety Useful Websites
Internet Matters have excellent online safety guides available for Parents/Carers on popular apps, games and devices.
NSPCC have excellent online resources.
UK Safer Internet Centre have lots of online safety tips and advice.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Safeguarding: ‘Keeping safe online’
In the know
The latest on apps, social media and games for families The collection of guides covers what all parents and carers should know about the most popular social media and gaming apps children are using today
Online racism resources
New online racism resources for education practitioners, primary and secondary learners, governors and families are now available in the Keeping safe online area on Hwb
New resources to tackle online misogyny
Welsh Government has joined forces with the FAW to launch a campaign, which aims to tackle misogyny online