Do you know what age children need to be to access social media? Nearly all of them require users to be at least 13 years of age including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok. Some sites can be a dangerous place for younger children, potentially exposing them to bullying, inappropriate content or grooming. We have been made aware by a number of parents recently of situations where their children have potentially been put at risk from their online activity. Please take a few minutes today if your child has a phone or electronic device that gives them access to the internet and check what apps and sites they are accessing. It may also be worth investigating putting parental controls in place so they are unable to download apps without your permission.