Jess Kelly: It’s the grown-ups, not the kids, who need to wise up about online risks

Social media platforms are doing more to protect kids online, but the rest of us should also be stepping up, and doing it now rather than later

Cyber Safe Kids conducted a survey of more than 2,000 children last year. It found that 82 per cent of kids aged between 8 and 12 have profiles on social media and messaging apps

I still like to think of myself as young and cool. However, as I sat down to write this, the original first line I typed was: “back in my day”, which made me sigh. But I realise, as I attempt to get over myself, that my middle-aged state is actually beneficial when it comes to the point I am trying to make. You see, back in my day, Bebo was the biggest thing in terms ...