According to the NSPCC many parents are still oblivious to the social media age restrictions for kids in the UK. In a bid to try and help raise awareness, Digital Consultant, Lynne Gregory of Stripe Virtual Services put together this simple infographic to help guide you through the most popular social media apps.

“The majority of parents across the country don’t know whether their children are old enough to be using social networks.

Shockingly, 1 in 5 parents think that there are no age requirements at all for social media.

Some sites can be a dangerous place for younger children, potentially exposing them to bullying, inappropriate content or grooming. But they can also provide important support networks for younger people.”

Please note that these details were all correct at the time of this blog post being originally published on 3 April 2018.

Get expert advice

Parents seeking face-to-face advice about how to best protect their children online can make an appointment with the NSPCC’s O2 gurus in their nearest store or can call the O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline: 0808 800 5002

If you would benefit from some digital support, then please get in touch with Stripe Virtual Services at hello@stripe-vs.com or stripe-vs.com/contact/ so they can talk through how they may be able to help you. Or why not follow them on Twitter (@HelloStripe) to be kept up-to-date with their latest news.

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