Social media: a guide for parents

Secondary

Ten tips for parents about talking to young people about their use of social media.

This clear, detailed guidance from young people's mental health charity YoungMinds shares tips and advice for parents if they are concerned about their child's use of social media.

There are 10 tips in total, each with a detailed explanation. They cover topics like:

  • setting boundaries
  • leading by example
  • talking about sharing personal information
  • gaming
  • cyberbullying

The guidance offers clear safeguarding protocols and promotes appropriate guideline and boundaries for parents to implement. It offers consistent and comprehensive guidance on blocking or reporting inappropriate online activity.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • use by parents of children aged 11 and up

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