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Online Safety for Children

The following links offer advice to children about using technology safely. This advice is intended for all children regardless of which school they attend.

If, however, you are worried by something you have seen; by something someone has said to you online; or another matter regarding Internet Safety, you can report it by clicking the link below.

It is always important that you feel safe when using the Internet, so please talk to a trusted adult or CEOP if you are worried about anything. In school, you can talk to your class teacher or another trusted adult. We also have 'worry boxes' in school that you can use if you need.



Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo, short video or message to your contacts. The ‘snap’ appears on screen for up to 10 seconds before disappearing, or there is an option to have no time limit. There’s also a feature called Snapchat Story that lets you share snaps in a sequence for up to 24 hours.


13+ Minimum age according to Snapchat

This is Snapchat’s minimum age. 


Children’s views


What do children and young people dislike about it?

14% of the children and young people who reviewed Snapchat thought it was unsafe. The main things they told us they don’t like about Snapchat were:


  • It shares your location if you don’t use ‘ghost mode’
  • People can screen shot images you share
  • Getting messages or request for sexual images from people you don’t know
  • It can be used for bullying