Social Media, Messaging and Chat Apps are a great way for a child to stay in touch with their friends and family but it’s important both the child and parent/carer are comfortable with who the child is talking to.
Talking to your child about who they’re chatting to and how they know them is very important. Remind them to be conscious of who they’re sharing personal information with and not to share information with people they haven’t met before. This includes information like their name, location/address, email, phone number, photograph and school name.
More information can be found at: Chat apps | NSPCC
NSPCC Social Media
This is a section of the NSPCC site that reviews social Networks that children use and provides advice for supporting children's use of social media. It will help you to make an informed choice about the suitability of social networks. Social media | NSPCC