Social media is now an integral part of many young peoples lives. In fact, the latest research from Ofcom suggests that almost half of young people aged between 8 and 17 have a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook. While this provides an opportunity for people all over the world to connect and exchange ideas easily it is important that we inform our children about using social networking sites.
The PDF below is a guide for parents on Social Networking from www.childnet.com
Useful Links - Activities for the children are at BBC Bitesize and Thinkuknow
If you have teenagers in the family use a search engine to discover "What are the latest Apps teenagers are into?" A lot of them are choosing alternatives to the social networking sites we have mentioned.