Online Safety

Despite the fact most social networks do not officially allow children under 13 to register, a 2019 Ofcom poll revealed that 18 per cent of eight to 11-year-olds had a social media profile of their own. Research also shows that 92% of two-year olds have an online record as there are pictures of them on social media. Therefore,children and young people,  more than ever before, may see the internet as a normal and desirable part of their lives.  For this reason, technology dependency has been described as a ‘socially acceptable’ addiction. Ofcom found that more than half of youngsters say their devices interrupt face-to-face conversations.