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Children's Commissioner findings on children and social media

Following yesterday's termly assembly on E Safety with pupils, I link below a report published today by the Children's Commissioner on the social and emotional impact of social media on children pre secondary school.


This is an interesting read which confirms that risks extend beyond the 'stranger danger' risks we commonly share with pupils and highlights the amount of social pressures placed on children to conform, like, be liked and share social media information.


As a school, I have shared on several occasions the age limits published under terms and conditions for social media sites.  In their simplest forms,  no social media sites allow access below the age of 13 to any platform, and the reasons for this are included within the report.  


I advise that parents read this report and consider how they can support the school in supporting children.  The report link is given below.