Guide to watching online videos- from Think you Know
Children love watching videos online but this needs to be done safely. In this video, from Think U Know, it shares how to talk to your child about inappropriate content and keeping safe when watching videos.
Many parents and carers wonder when is the best age to let their child have a social media account. Some don’t want their children to have underage accounts. Others may have decided their child is not quite ready for social networking, even if their child is begging them. Once children reach secondary school, they’re likely to come under growing peer pressure to stay in touch with friends online.
If you are thinking about social media for your child, what should you consider and how can you help and support them?
Minimum age requirements
Most of the popular social media services require users to be at least 13 years of age before they can register; although some sites are created especially for children under 13. The age requirements are there because of data protection laws. Online services are not allowed to collect or store children’s personal information if they are under the age of 13. Data protection laws also say that only children aged 13 and over can sign up to online services without parental permission. Following the age restrictions sets a good example for your child.