We were asked this week to talk to a group of teenagers about social media, particularly about staying safe on line and protecting themselves. We learned a lot from the group in terms of what they knew about the social world and how they used it with their friends. We also learned that many of their younger siblings who were still in primary school had their own accounts on various social platforms and we wondered how many of their parents knew about it.
The group we spoke with didn't know that Facebook's user agreement requires the user to be at least 13 years old when signing up to the site and we questioned whether their parents were aware of this either. It seems that many parents assumed that social media was something covered in schools. I'm not sure that it is, but it probably should be.
What do you think?