Social Media

An Introduction to Social Media

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Social media is the term we give to websites and apps that allow us to connect with each other and share photos and comments. Today, social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are used by billions of people every single day.

Filters and Photo Enhancing Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Online Challenges

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Online Messaging Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Tagging and Sharing

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Likes and Reactions

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media Influencers

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Friends and Followers

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media & Violence: Preventative Strategies for School Leaders

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In this webinar Craig Pinkney will be highlighting the extent of social media violence looking at some origins and forms of violence as well as its contributors on social media platforms.

What Parents Need to Know About Persuasive Design

  • Published 7th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on persuasive design. Social media can be really addictive, and sites want to keep users on their platforms for as long as possible. The guide takes a look at how to tackle potential risks such as online addiction.

What Parents Need to Know About Video Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Streaming. Streaming is the latest step in a journey that’s taken us all the way from records and cassettes to CDs and DVDs and, more recently, to downloads. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online scams, online addiction and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About Music Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 16th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Music Streaming Apps & Sites, which allow people to listen to music on their devices, as well as giving users access to millions of songs and artists from around the world.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Content: 10 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Online

  • Published 16th September 2020

A free online safety guide providing parents and carers with advice and useful tips to help keep their children safe when accessing, viewing and engaging with content online.

What Parents Need to Know About Friends & Followers

  • Published 10th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Friends & Followers, which looks at the different ways each social networking site handles the 'connections' users make with other users on platforms.

What Parents Need to Know About Triller

  • Published 2nd September 2020

A free online safety guide on Triller, the latest video sharing app on the market, which encourages users to create music videos and share them with the world. The platform boasts some of the music industry’s biggest stars as users and recently announced that it had amassed over 250 million downloads worldwide.

What Parents Need to Know About Instagram

  • Published 19th August 2020

A free online safety guide on Instagram, offering parents and carers advice and guidance on one of the world's most popular social media platforms.

What Parents Need to Know About Instagram

  • Published 3rd June 2020

A free online safety guide on Instagram, one of the world's most popular social media platforms, which allows users to upload and edit photos and videos which can be shared with followers via their feed or the 'stories' feature.

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook Messenger

  • Published 27th May 2020

A free online safety guide to help parents and carers understand Facebook Messenger, Facebook's popular direct messaging service, including the newly introduced 'Messenger Rooms' which aims to compete with software platforms such as Zoom.

Facebook Online Safety Guide

  • Published 29th January 2020

An e-safety guide on Facebook, one of the world's most popular online social media platforms with over 2 billion users worldwide

TikTok Online Safety Guide

  • Published 8th January 2020

Online safety guide on TikTok (formerly Music.ly) which is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos.

12 Social Media Online Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

Tips to make sure that your personal information stays private, your postings are positive and that your social media use overall is responsible.

Sadfishing Online Safety Guide

  • Published 23rd October 2019

A guide for parents on ‘Sadfishing’, described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention.

YouTube Kids Online Safety Guide

  • Published 25th September 2019

An online safety guide giving parents and carers 8 useful pieces of information relevant to the popular application YouTube Kids.

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Social Media Influencers’ Online Safety Guide

  • Published 11th September 2019

An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Influencers’.

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Friends and Followers’ Online Safety Guide

  • Published 4th September 2019

An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Friends and Followers’.

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Likes’ Online Safety Guide

  • Published 28th August 2019

An e-safety guide discussing the social pressures felt by children and young people in relation to ‘Likes’.

FaceApp Online Safety Guide for Trusted Adults

  • Published 24th July 2019

An e-safety guide for Trusted Adults to FaceApp, an app by Wireless Lab which uses uploaded images of someone’s face, and allows them to add a variety of filters making themselves look older, younger, appear with different hair colour and so on.

Telegram Online Safety Guide

  • Published 3rd July 2019

An e-safety guide to Telegrram, a free messaging service which is very similar to WhatsApp.

Social Media & Mental Health; the positive and negative impacts Online Safety Guide

  • Published 26th June 2019

An e-safety guide to addressing the impact of Social Media on children's mental health for parents and carers.

An Online Safety Guide for Trusted Adults about Likee

  • Published 5th June 2019

An e-safety guide for trusted adults to the popular video creation and editing app LIKEE.

YOLO Online Safety Guide for Parents & Carers

  • Published 29th May 2019

An e-safety guide for Parents & Carers on YOLO an anonymous question and answer app that works in combination with Snapchat.

Snapchat Online Safety Guide

  • Published 29th May 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Snapchat a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets.

Social Media & Mental Health Online Safety Guide for Trusted Adults

  • Published 15th May 2019

An e-safety guide for trusted adults, parents & carers to the impacts social media has on the mental health of children and young people.

Discord Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 8th May 2019

An online safety guide for parents & carers to the most popular communication tool for gamers, Discord.

Tumblr Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 1st May 2019

An online safety guide for parents & carers to the popular social media platform and microblogging site with over 463 million blogs on its platform, Tumblr.

YouTube Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 10th April 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers on the popular video streaming service YouTube.

Online Challenges Guide for Parents

  • Published 3rd April 2019

An e-safety guide for parents & carers on the constantly emerging and evolving trend of Viral Challenges.

Twitter Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 19th December 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Twitter a social networking site where users can post ‘tweets’ or short messages, photos and videos publicly.

Kik Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 12th December 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Kik a free messaging app used by 300 million people worldwide that lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and webpages via a Wi-Fi connection or data plan.

Twitch Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 28th November 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to Twitch a gaming-focussed live-streaming service, owned by Amazon, where you can watch others play games live and listen to commentary as they play.

LiveMe Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 21st November 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to LiveMe a streaming video app that lets you watch live streams and broadcast your own live videos to anyone interested.

Reddit Online Safety Guide

  • Published 26th September 2018

An e-safety guide to Reddit, a site that blends the idea of a social network with news, discussion forums and various other media.

WhatsApp Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 12th September 2018

An e-safety guide for parents & carers to WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with more than 1.5 billion people in more than 180 countries using it to send and receive text, photos, videos and documents, as well as make voice and video calls through an Internet or Wi-Fi connection. This guide is for schools and parents to understand how to protect children that use the app.

Yubo Online Safety Guide

  • Published 2nd May 2018

An e-safety guide on Yubo, a location-based social networking app which used to be called Yellow, has been dubbed ‘Tinder for teens’ in the media due to its similarities with adult dating app, in which users swipe to find matches.

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