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.
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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.
While Facebook desperately tightens controls over how third parties access its users' data - trying to mend its damaged reputation - attention is focusing on the wider issue of data harvesting and the threat it poses to our personal privacy.
Data harvesting is a multibillion dollar industry and the sobering truth is that you many never know just how much data companies hold about you, or how to delete it.
Digital Parenting is created for parents and schoolteachers to help them give children the life skills they need to thrive in the always-connected digital world. We hope it will give you essential knowledge and help build your confidence as you guide your children through the challenges of life online.
A stalker who uploaded sexual images of a mum to social media and adult porn websites as he waged a shocking campaign of harassment has been jailed for 54 months.