Three Quarters of Kids Aged 10-12 Have Social Media Accounts 6 years ago

Three Quarters of Kids Aged 10-12 Have Social Media Accounts

A survey has revealed that approximately three quarters of children between the ages of 10 and 12 have social media accounts.

According to Closer, the most popular sites among this group are Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Whatsapp.

It seems that the majority of pre-teens are happy to overlook the fact that you have to be 13 years or over to sign up to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The survey, conducted by Comres for CBBC Newsround, highlights that kids as young as 10 and 11 could be on social media and therefore open to risks such as online bullying.

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The Safe Internet website contains information for both kids and parents about being safe online.

For parents, it recommends:

  • Having conversations with your children about being safe whilst browsing
  • Using privacy tools on social media sites
  • Deciding whether to use parental controls
  • Understanding devices and the tools they offer

For more tips and information, visit the website here.