Friday, 8 September 2017

Essential E-Safety

What Parents Need to Know About Twitter

Twitter is very public and it only takes a second for something to go outside of your network and to the public.

Even if the account is private, the profile is still public, get your own account and look at your teen’s profile. Is there anything on there that you would rather see hidden away? Then talk to your teen and work with them to adjust their profile.

By default, all new accounts are set to public.

Tweets made publicly will always be visible to the public, even after you have changed to private.

Public tweets can be seen by anybody, even those without a Twitter account.

By setting the account to private, no one can interact until they are manually approved.

Tweets made by a protected account cannot be recycled or ‘retweeted’, and are not visible to anyone outside of their followers.

Please be aware:

Thirteen is the minimum age for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit and several other sites, while WhatsApp sets the bar at 16 and Vine is 17.

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