Tips for parents about social media, from our teen contributor - Inform

These tips come from our anonymous teen contributor AKA Tech Head!

  • Children under 14 should not be given smart phones.
  • Give children child-orientated tablets instead. These can access cartoons & educational content through child-friendly apps.
  • Social media sites should only be allowed for 14 to 16 year olds if they give parents their password.
  • Gaming can be a big help for socially isolated teenagers. To manage the gaming content parents can allow consoles with restrictions.
  • Apps should be put on smart phones which turn off blue light after a certain hour. A “Do not disturb” app can stop messages getting through during certain hours also.
  • More to come from Tech Head soon!