Have you heard of Net Aware?

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O2 and the NSPCC have joined together to create something magnificent. They have launched an app that has been made for parents to keep their children safe online.

It is very difficult to keep up to date on all the new social media networks and apps that your children are using.  That is why NSPCC and O2 have put together a guide for parents on the latest social networking apps.

Net Aware is a guide for the social network’s that your children may be using. NSPCC and O2 worked with over 500 parents and 1,725 young people in order to review which social network sites were being used by children. The Net Aware guide has been specified for parents of children aged 8-12 years.

Each social media app that has been reviewed has its own individual guide. The guide consists of multiple sections on what parents need to know about these social apps. Included in the guide is what people are saying about each social media app, what the correct age is and whether the content is suitable for the age range of 8-12 years. Each guide also has some advice on how to approach your child to talk about these issues surrounding social media.

Net Aware was originally launched in January of 2015 and has now had a re-launch in order to include the latest social apps! Coming soon will be the Net Aware App which will be available to download from Google Play or iTunes.

Take a look at the guide here – http://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

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