The NSPCC has created a website where helpful information is provided:
Parents can find out more about the most popular apps and games – including information about age limits and safety settings.
Additionally, parents can always call the online safety helpline on 0808 8005002 to get advice on anything from the latest social networks to parental controls.
Please also consider that sites such as facebook, twitter and youtube contain material that has been uploaded by anyone around the world and the providers of these sites are unable to vet, track and monitor all uploads/contributions.
Internet safety guide – this article gives an overview of dangers on the internet and how parents can address them, such as child online safety and social media safety
CEOP parents’ section – helping to keep our children safe on-line
Better internet for kids – a blog of posts for trending internet topics and a hotline where children can get support and report any suspicious people online
Net Aware – a site where parents can find out more about social media apps and websites based on their features and appropriateness. It describes the potential dangers and tells you what age children should be before having access to certain apps
Talk Pants – This NSPCC site provides advice to parents when talking to young children about keeping safe from sexual abuse.
A guide for parents about the popular video sharing app, TikTok.