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Advice for digital technologies / social apps

Age Requirements

Age restrictions are often put in place for the use of social media. This minimum age requirement comes from the required standards set by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). Websites and online services may not collect data on children under 13 years old without parental consent — but if a 9 or 10-year-old joins pretending to be 13, COPPA can’t protect them.

 

Quote from Netsanity site

'Readiness… Just because your children seem ready and tech savvy at younger and younger ages, it does not mean that they are ready for social media. Before they reach the age of 12, it can be difficult, for a child or tween to sometimes fully understand the impact of their actions online or off . However, many parents continue to allow their children to join age-inappropriate social networking apps, which could possibly put them at risk of being victims of cyberbullies or online predators before they are old enough to know how to react to a dangerous online situation.'

Apps listed in alphabetical order

Facebook

Instagram

Netsanity show an article ' Five uncomfortable facts about Instagram that every parent should know.' Read this at https://netsanity.net/instagram-parents-info/ 

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Kik Messenger

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Omegle

Omegle is not recommended for use by children under the age of 18.

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Snapchat

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Twitter

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WhatsApp

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YouNow

YouTube

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