Your children may spend a lot of time on social media websites such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

These popular sites are great for communication, however sometimes children may share too much personal information, discuss inappropriate behaviour or unintentionally place themselves at risk by what they share online.
We have collated some useful guides for parents below which help parents find more about the safety features available on many popular social networks.

Safety Tools

There are a number of safety tools such as Reporting, Blocking and Privacy Settings. We recommend that parents look through the safety guides from Facebook

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for Facebook, you must be at least 13 years old.
If you need to report an account belonging to someone under 13, you can visit the link below.

Twitter

Safety Tools

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for Twitter, you must be at least 13 years old.
However, the site does not ask for age upon registration.
Twitter suggest you¬†contact¬†[email protected]¬†if your child is under 13 and using the site.

Instagram

Safety Tools

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for Instagram, you must be at least 13 years old.

Snapchat

Safety Tools

WhatsApp

Safety Tools

Age Requirement

To be eligible to sign up for WhatsApp, you must be at least 13 years old.

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National Online Safety

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is
important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role
in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when
using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.
We are therefore delighted to announce that Our Lady and St Chad Catholic
Academy have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online by
working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and
carers.

The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass),
online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics.
To create your account, please follow
https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/our-lady-and-st-chad-catholic-academy
and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set
‚ÄėParent/Carer‚Äô as your user type.
You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via our
brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please go to:

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/national-online-safety/id1530342372

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.nationaleducationgroup.n os

Alternatively, search for ‚ÄėNational Online Safety‚Äô in the App Store/Google Play
Store.
Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed
at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre