Thursday 29 September 2022


 Humans are social creatures. We enjoy the companionship of others and living in a digital age, we have more ways to stay in touch than ever before. We have access to faster means of transport, reliable internet, and social media to keep our loved ones updated. 

With around 4.70 billion users on social media, it’s a great place to find your friends and connect. There are also dangers that it comes with and there are important lessons for children to learn.

Here are just a few that were created by an independent school in Surrey.


It’s easy to leak information on social media and we do it without even realising. That can be because we’ve forgotten to update our privacy settings or have accidentally shared our location through a check-in or location tag. 

While we shouldn’t have to worry about these things, it’s best to teach your child to avoid oversharing for their own safety and protection.

The same goes for any personal and sensitive information such as where they go to school, etc.

Stop, Think, Post

We’re able to update our friends and family easily on social media with just the click of a button. What we post should be thought about just like what we say despite having a physical barrier and being online. Posts can cause offence and the internet is a place that never forgets. 

It’s easy to leave a digital footprint behind without even realising. In future, when your child applies for job vacancies, this may be looked into as it often is. Also, as a layer of protection, they can opt for advanced privacy settings.

Stranger Danger

Stranger danger is even more of a threat online as it’s easier for people to befriend others and hide behind a fake identity. Adding only those that they know in real life can help.

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