E-Safety advice leaflets for parents/carers
In its latest updates WhatsApp - the popular Facebook-owned chat application has stopped asking for any age verification for new users - meaning any child in charge of a smartphone can easily use the application to share photographs and videos without their parents' ( or teacher's ! ) knowledge.
What is the minimum age to legally use WhatsApp in the UK?
In the UK you need to be 16 to legally use WhatsApp.
What precautions can Parents take?
* Use a child-safe mobile network
* Use Parental Controls to restrict app installation to chosen apps
* Set privacy settings on any chat aplications to restrict sharing with known contacts only
Why is WhatsApp dangerous?
Why ParentShield different?