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ONLINE SAFETY: AGE INNAPROPRIATE CONTENT
What Do Parents Need to Know About Age-Inappropriate Content?
“Inappropriate” means different things to different people. What’s acceptable for one age group, for example, may be unsuitable for a slightly younger audience.
Whilst online, young people can chance upon inappropriate content in various ways – from pop-up ads to TikTok videos.
The increasingly young age at which children become active in the digital world heightens the risk of them innocently running into something that they find upsetting or frightening.
Trusted adults need to be able to help children be aware of what to do if they’re exposed to age-inappropriate content.
We cover this in school in our online safety computing lessons but it's important for parents and carers to be aware as well to support at home. In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as social media, gaming and adverts.