Online Safety Advice For Social Media


Facebook is an online social networking platform designed to connect friends and family together. For more information, see the links below.

Guide To Facebook Guide To Facebook Messenger Facebook Checklist


Twitter is a microblogging social media platform designed to give its users a platform to post. The unique feature of twitter is it only allows short posts. Twitter is a platform used by everyone including social media influencers and celebrities. For information see the link below.

Twitter Checklist


Instagram is a image and video sharing social networking platform that is owned by Facebook. For more information see the links below.

Guide To Instagram Instagram Checklist

Instagram recently rolled out an update which included a new tool to prevent people from receiving abusive private message (DM) requests. This has to be turned on in Settings. You can find more information following this link.


HouseParty is a group videochatting platform used to connect people together in live video calls. For more information see the link below.

Guide To HouseParty


Snapchat is an instant messaging service app that is designed to provide a platform for people to communicate. The unique feature of Snapchat is that messages are only available to view for a short period of time. Then they become unavailable. 

Snapchat Checklist


For informaiton about TikTok, please see the following Family Friendly Guide. 

Guide To TikTok

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Online SMS Dictionary

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