Children seek ‘likes’ and comments to validate self-worth, new report reveals

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A new report from Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield shows that many Year 7 children are finding social media hard to manage and becoming over-dependent on ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ for social validation. They also adapt their offline behaviour to fit an online image. Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, is launching a new report, ‘Life … Continued

Snapchat safety: a how to guide for parents

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The third in our series of how to guides looks at the global real-time photo and video sharing app, Snapchat. Snapchat averages 400 million 'snaps' a day, the minimum age to sign-up for an account is 13. How does Snapchat work? Each time a Snap is shared your child can choose how long the viewers … Continued