Online Safety – WhatsApp

WhatsApp is widely used by children to communicate with individual friends and as part of groups. However, a risk for children and young people using WhatsApp is being added to group chats where they don’t know the others
in the group, which may increase the chance they come across upsetting or disturbing messages. To prevent your child being added to groups by people they don’t know, you can change the group chat settings from ‘Everyone’ to
‘My Contacts Except…’ This setting means only your child’s phone contacts except those that you select can add them to groups. By selecting all contacts, it means that nobody should be able to add your child to a group chat without first sending them an invitation.