Children have more access to the internet than ever before, and with this comes greater exposure to social media. Children are using apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp and TikTok at ever younger ages, often way below the official age restrictions. A quarter of 10-year-old internet users claim to have a social media profile, with this proportion almost doubling by the age of 11. By the age of 15, almost all children are on at least one social media platform, with Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook the most popular.
Here we’ll give you some tips on how to support your child in building a healthy relationship with social media from the very beginning.