WhatsApp have just announced a new age limit of 16 for users based in Europe. With the upcoming changes to Data Protection rules in the EU, this blog looks at what age restrictions are in place across the most popular social media services, why they exist and what our advice is for parents and young people.
The happiness levels of nearly 10,000 girls and boys were tracked between the ages of 10 and 15. Girls who spent more than an hour a day on social media from the age of 10 were more likely to suffer problems.
Over the past few months, a rapidly increasing number of children are playing the game ‘Fortnite’, making its Battle Royale mode “the most played online game in the world.” As with all online gaming, there are a number of risks that need to be considered in order to ensure children and young people are effectively protected.
Google’s Be Internet Legends curriculum is a free internet safety educational resource for pupils aged 7-11 years-old.
In preparation for new GDPR legislation, which comes into effect on 25th May 2018, SWGfL, a partner in The UK Safer Internet Centre, has published advice and guidance to help schools and colleges when it comes to managing personal data.
In this blog UKSIC are giving guidance to parents about Fortnite, looking at what the game is and some of the things to be aware of.