Social Media Apps

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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.