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Nov 2, 2023

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about X

That’s not to say, however, that X is a ruined platform: a more cautious approach can still enable young people to navigate it comparatively safely. This week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide suggests some steps that can help children avoid common pitfalls – both new and old – on X.

The social media network formerly known as Twitter has undergone numerous alterations since its change of ownership and rebranding as X – and many of these recent developments have proved controversial. With any user now simply able to pay a fee for account verification, for example, the once-reliable ‘blue tick’ system has become largely meaningless.

It’s just one of several changes that have set the social media giant on what many consider a concerning path in online safety terms. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide provides a run-down of the most significant tweaks made to X; their potential safeguarding implications; and how to help ensure young people minimise the risks while they continue to use the service.

Download the guide here

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