Online Pressures

The first year of secondary school has become a pinch-point for online safety - as 11-year-olds face a “perfect storm” of digital pressures, a new campaign can reveal.

Nearly seven out of 10 (68%) parents of Year 7 pupils are concerned their children are under pressure to have multiple social media apps and 71% are worried they will be pushed into sharing images or videos, according to new research from Internet Matters, which has launched a new set of guides to help parents.