It’s important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media –
Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat – is 13 years old.
Fornite – 12 years old.
Next half term, Year 3 will get involved in a new theme in Computing lessons; e-Safety. At Central Primary School, we believe staying safe online is vital in our children’s life as we live in a world where technologies and Internet is found everywhere and in every device. Thus, we highly recommend to use the tips we are mentioning in this post regardless your child is in KS1 or KS2 as there are no exceptions.
E-safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school. We also want to remind our parents and children improve their own understanding of e-safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
To try and help parents with the fast moving and changing world of internet and social media we’ve suggested a few internet sites:
- Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety.
- ThinkUKnow has a great section for parents and covers topics such as gaming and talking to strangers. You can also search by topic or age range to find information that is relevant for your family.
- Internet Matters is another great site to use – it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.