A CBBC Newsround survey of 1200 children suggests that less that 1 in 4 children aged between 10 and 12 do not have a social media account.
The age limit for using social media is 13 years and over. Of the children who have social media accounts, almost a quarter of them are said to have experienced online bullying.
With more than three-quarters of children in the UK using social media, the question that needs to be asked is, how aware are parents of the pitfalls of social media?
According to the same poll, ‘among 16 to 18 year olds, two in five had used social media to spread gossip and a quarter had used it to say something “unkind” or “rude” to someone else online with more than half of these having seen online bullying’.