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If your child has SnapChat, you need to read this right now

As a shooter rampaged through their school with a semi-automatic weapon, students hiding in lockdown were uploading Snapchat stories to an interactive map - allowing kids around the world to watch the atrocity live.

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Social Media: What is the right age to allow access?

One of the most common questions we receive at Family Zone is 'How old should my child be before I allow them to use Social Media?'

We sat down with three leading Cyber Experts who have all shared their opinions on what age they feel kids should be allowed access to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. 

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Snapchat update

The latest update of SnapChat now tracks your child's location, and marks their location on a map for other users to see.

Cyber Expert Jordan from ySafe alerted us to this change and recommends that you turn off this function.

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10 tips for parents on dealing with "sexting"

Sexting might not have been part of your life growing up, but it is certainly part of your children’s.

It is usually just about them exploring, building relationships and having fun, however it can have serious consequences.

Want to stay ahead of what apps your kids are using? Subscribe to our FREE monthly cyber safety newsletter (see the link, top right on desktop or bottom of article on mobile).

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How do we control Social Media use?

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Live.ly, Musical.ly, the list goes on.

With all the social media apps kids are using these days to chat and share photos and videos it’s hard to keep up with what each of them is used for - and more importantly what dangers each of them pose.

Want to stay ahead of what apps your kids are using? Subscribe to our FREE monthly cyber safety newsletter (see the link, top right on desktop or bottom of article on mobile).

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5 risky apps children are using to chat and share videos

We know our kids are on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. But here are some other popular apps you might not know about

Trending apps amongst your kids change faster than you can say Pokemon Go. We've compiled what's trending with young people now, so you know which apps to watch out for. 

Family Zone's experts make it their mission to review constantly changing apps and risks. Want to stay ahead of what apps your kids are using? Subscribe to our FREE monthly cyber safety newsletter (see the link, top right on desktop or bottom of article on mobile).

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Cyber Insecurity: The harmful impact of 'vanity apps' on child self esteem

US study shows social media presents dangers to young women's health and wellbeing 

In this blog we research the Top 5 'vanity apps' parents need to be aware are feeding these dynamics and provide some background on the drivers of social media validation.

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5 apps every parent of a teenager needs to know about

Sometimes kids just make bad choices... as their parents we're here to cushion their fall and help them learn from the experience.

However it’s incredibly difficult though to keep up with what your teens are doing online, and most of the time they know more than you do. We’ve narrowed it down to five of the riskiest apps that you need to watch out for.

 

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