An Introduction to Social Media

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Myleene Klass Advocate of protecting children on the internet
Webinar 2min

Like it or loathe it, social media is indisputably one of the biggest cultural phenomena of the 21st century so far. Here, broadcaster and social media personality Myleene Klass presents our short guide to Twitter, TikTok and the rest.

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Social media is the term we give to websites and apps that allow us to connect with each other and share photos and comments. Today, social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are used by billions of people every single day.

For children and young people, social media platforms are a place to make new friends, be entertained, and learn new things. However, they can also be used to spread misinformation, fake news, or be a breeding ground for online abuse, bullying behaviour and online grooming. They are designed to be highly engaging and can be hugely addictive.

That’s why it’s important that parents and carers understand exactly how social media works and what makes it tick.

This webinar is presented by broadcaster and online safety advocate Myleene Klass. Its content has been developed in collaboration with our expert Heather Cardwell, a practising online safety lead who is CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) trained.