At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Social Media Apps
Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21
What are social media apps and sites?
Social media is a collective term for applications and websites that focus on communication, user-generated input, interaction, content-sharing, and collaboration.
Most young people use social media to stay in touch with their friends and family; however, businesses also now use it now to promote their products to a global audience.
Some of the most widely known social media platforms are Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.
For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.