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Being SMART Online

 

Remember to follow the SMART rules when using the internet:

 

Safe - keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information.

Meeting - meeting up with someone you have only spoke to online can be dangerous.

Accepting - accepting emails, messages or pictures from people you don't know can be dangerous.

Reliable - information about something or someone you find on the internet may not be true.

Tell - tell a parent, carer or trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you know someone is being bullied.

 

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Social Media Age Restrictions

 

Which social media services are age restricted?

WhatsApp - 16 years old

Facebook - 13 years old

Snapchat - 13 years old

Twitter - 13 years old

Instagram - 13 years old

TikTok (formerly known as Musical.ly) - 13 years old

Skype - 13 years old

YouTube - 13 years old, with parental permission (enabling them to subscribe to other channels, like videos, post comments, share their own content and flag inappropriate content)