Advice for Young People

Social media offers you a great place to connect with others, have fun and learn new things. To make your experience the best it can be, take a look at the advice guides. You’ll find great information to make it safer for you to enjoy.

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Welcome! Start having fun on social media.

Here you'll find fun things to do, tips on how to use it and how to stay safe.

When we were putting all this advice together, we asked children and young people with different abilities about what should be in it and how it should work.

They told us that sometimes things went wrong online and that they needed help, so we’ve included things to look out for to avoid any problems.

Whether you already have a social media account, or you’re just starting out, there are tips for you.

On this website, there is also advice for parents and carers, for children and young people, and lots of fun stuff for you to do together.

You’re now in the section for children and young people. So let’s focus on fun!

First, you’ll learn about setting up your social media profile and which settings to use to make it the best experience for you.

Maybe you want to change how your social media account looks.

What you will find

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First steps


If you are thinking about using social media with friends and family, just before you make up your mind have a look at this advice to make sure you are well prepared.


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Do the basics


Get quick tips on how to review and set up your social media account to connect safely with others and get the best out of your experience.


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The hard stuff


See how you can protect yourself from things that you might see or people that might upset you or cause you harm.


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