We are becoming increasingly aware that some students are using social media applications after school. We do not use these apps in school for learning, and due to their content, they are blocked by our internet. Most social media apps have age restrictions for joining, with many being 13 years of age.

As parents, we would like to think that all of the contacts that our children are making online are ‘known friends’, however this is not always the case. If your child is using social media apps it would be advisable to talk to them about their friends and followers and also talk about the types of conversations and images that are being shared and/or received.

If you have any concerns about any social media content your child is involved in and would like information or support, please contact NetSafe https://www.netsafe.org.nz/