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Kindness, Unity & Courage


At TSM, we work hard to ensure all of our children are safe when they are using the internet. In recent years, technology and social media platforms have grown at a rapid rate and our children are exposed to dangers online.

Talking with your children about internet safety is extremely important and the following links and guidance are aimed at parents/carers to support you in making sensible changes to protect your children.


Did you know?

75% of children aged 5-15 have use of a hand-held tablet at home (not including mobile phones).

69% of 5-15 year olds regularly go online using tablets (there is no way of ‘filtering’ searches on a tablet – be aware what your child is accessing online as well as where they are accessing it). 

28% of 3-4 year olds regularly play games on the internet.

51% of 3-4 year olds tend to use a tablet to go online as opposed to any other way.

28% of 8-11 year olds have a smartphone (do you know what apps your children are regularly playing on, who they are chatting to and what they are searching for on the internet?).

12% of 8-11 year olds think that ALL the information they read online is TRUE!

21% of 8-11 year olds have some kind of social media profile.


It is important that we educate our children that not everything they read online is accurate.


Legal ages for social media platforms:

Minimum Age: 13

Facebook         Snapchat         Pinterest         Google+          Viber            Twitter          Tumblr*        Instagram

Minimum age: 16


Minimum age: 17


Minimum age: 18 (with parental permission)