Supporting students when using social media

Important information about students accessing social media

We are aware of a number of occasions where unknown people have tried to contact children using instagram or other social media sites.

Information to help you protect your child is available on line.  The following link is useful:

UK Safer Internet Centre

It is important to know that there are statutory minimum ages to use many social media apps.  We’ve listed some below:

  • Instagram minimum age 13;
  • Snapchat minimum age 13;
  • TicToc minimum age 13 but recommended that U-18s have parental approval;
  • WhatsApp minimum age 16

This means that no child in Year 7 should have access to Instagram, Snapchat, TicToc or WhatsApp.