Some children might have launched into the summer holidays by getting outdoors to make the most of the occasional sunny interval – or by roaring on the Lionesses and Ireland at the World Cup. Many youngsters, however, are just as likely to have spent much of their school-free time so far swiping on Snapchat, transfixed by TikTok or preoccupied with their PlayStation, Switch or X Box. As primary school children of course, none of our children should be on Snapchat, TikTok, WhatsApp, Facebook etc (as they all have a minimum age limit of 13)
Most parents and carers notice a sharp increase in their child’s amount screen time in the holidays. That’s to be expected to an extent – but, naturally, if young people are spending more time online, it’s essential to know they’re equipped to avoid the dangers of the digital world. This Wake Up Wednesday guide has some simple tips for helping them stay safe over the summer.