Instagram is widely criticised for being a major platform for abusive messages, harrassment and also sharing child sexual abuse images

Instagram is widely criticised for being a major platform for abusive messages, harrassment and also sharing child sexual abuse images

Using social networking sites of one kind or another is second-nature to most children. New sites are springing up every day and there are far to many to mention on this page … just look at the photo above, and that’s a tiny selection.

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Do you know what sites your kids are using? Do you know how they work, what your children and the people they ‘meet’ on them can say or do on them?

  • Chatting with people they think are new ‘friends’, but who could actually intend to do them harm.
  • Sharing or viewing inappropriate or adult images or other content.
  • Being bullied or subject to other kinds of abuse.
  • Being dared into carrying out dangerous or irresponsible acts or ‘dares’ on camera.
  • Revealing personal or private information about themselves, friends or family. Or arranging to meet in person someone they’ve met online, when that person isn’t who they said they were.Read More