E-Safety

Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms

What is the minimum age for account holders on these social media sites and apps?

13 - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Reddit, Snapchat, Secret, Oovoo

14 - LinkedIn

16 - WhatsApp

17 - Vine, Tinder

18 - Path

18 / 13 with parent's permission - YouTube, WeChat, Keek, Kik, Foursquare, Flickr

Age specified in the platform's terms of service as of September 2014.

Useful Links

A useful site for parents seeking advice on issues their child has reported:

http://ceop.police.uk/

A useful site for advice on all aspects of media. Ofcom affiliated:

www.parentport.org.uk/

A new site set up by four of the major internet providers with links on how to set up security settings for most devices with Internet capability:

www.internetmatters.org/

Advice and videos on how to set up security settings for some of the major internet providers:

www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls

Contact the School

Whirley Primary School

Whirley Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 3JL

Tel: 01625 383383
Fax: 01625 610248
admin@whirley.cheshire.sch.uk