“The majority of parents across the country don’t know whether their children are old enough to be using social networks.
Shockingly, 1 in 5 parents think that there are no age requirements at all for social media.
Some sites can be a dangerous place for younger children, potentially exposing them to bullying, inappropriate content or grooming. But they can also provide important support networks for younger people.”
In a bid to try and help raise awareness, we’ve put together this simple infographic to help guide you through the most popular social media apps.
Get expert advice
Parents seeking face-to-face advice about how to best protect their children online can make an appointment with the NSPCC’s O2 gurus in their nearest store or can call the O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline.