An Introduction to Social Media

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An Introduction to Social Media

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.

For children, social media platforms are a place to make new friends, be entertained, and learn new things. However, they can also be used to spread misinformation, fake news, or be a breeding ground for online abuse, bullying behaviour and online grooming. They are designed to be highly engaging and can be hugely addictive.

That’s why it’s important that parents and carers understand exactly how social media works and what makes it tick.

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National Online Safety

At National Online Safety, our mission is to make the internet a safer place for children by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers.
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