Following an incident in a primary school where children received inappropriate images and messages, we would like to remind parents to help their children stay safe online.
Both Instagram and Twitter have a minimum age policy of 13. Whilst many parents choose to allow younger children to use these services, we cannot recommend this. To keep their children safe on social media parents should ensure that the correct privacy settings are enabled, and that appropriate adult supervision is provided.
Further information is available at the NSPCC site Net Aware: