What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Reddit

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Dr Claire Sutherland Online safety consultant, educator and researcher

This free online safety guide focuses on Reddit. It highlights a number of risks such as harassment, trolling and fake news.

A free online safety guide on Reddit. 

Reddit describes itself as a ‘social news’ site where users connect and share stories, opinions and support; debate issues; ask questions; and chat to people with similar interests. Discussion topics are organised into communities (known as subreddits) that are created, run and populated by users, who remain anonymous throughout. Free speech is encouraged and users – or ‘redditors’ – can vote posts ‘up’ or ‘down’ so they get more (or less) attention. Reddit is free to join, although signing up to Reddit Premium unlocks an advert-free version of the platform. 

In the guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as harassment, trolling and fake news.