Four in five kids feel social media companies are failing to protect them

Social media companies aren't doing enough to protect young adults - according to the children themselves.

Friday, 28th April 2017, 12:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:35 pm
Are social media companies failing our kids?
Are social media companies failing our kids?

New research from the NSPCC has found that four out of five children felt that social media companies aren’t doing enough to shield them from upsetting, dangerous, and adult content.

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The findings are revealed by Net Aware, a guide for parents to 39 of the most popular social media sites, apps, and games used by young people, produced by the NSPCC and O2.

The site’s aim is to do all the work for parents by updating them with information, risks, and issues on sites their children are using.

The Net Aware guide is free to access at www.net-aware.org.uk or to download as an app from the Apple Store or Google Play.