Social media refers to apps and websites that allow people to interact socially with peers.
However, it is the case that social media is used in negative ways and can be used for cyberbullying and also access to inappropriate content.
The main social media platforms are:
There are many others that all perform similar things.
Although they have potential dangers, each of these apps/sites have instructions for blocking individuals and reporting offensive content. This can be found on their sites or using a Google search; “how to block people on Facebook” for example.
As a school we have seen an increase in social media incidents so monitoring your child’s social media use can help prevent these incidents.