Social media for 10 year old?

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Cat18 Tue 26-Jun-18 13:35:30

My 10 year old daughter wants some way of keeping in touch with friends at school who she won't see again as we're moving away. Someone recommended Instagram or Facebook but I don't think her friends will be on FB and I've never used Instagram but have heard mixed reviews about it so still not sure I want to take the risk.
Can anyone recommend something safe and appropriate? She has a bog standard tablet so something that will work on anything would be good.

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NorthernSpirit Tue 26-Jun-18 15:19:10

The law says children under 13 shouldn’t use SM - that’s FB, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp.

Personally I think 10 is too young for a phone. If she has to have one can she ring (god forbid) it text?

Raven88 Tue 26-Jun-18 15:25:47

She is too young for social media.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 27-Jun-18 18:00:59

I know I’m going to come over a terribly old fashioned, but if she was mine I’d encourage her to write letters. I’ve got a 10 yo and there is no was she is having social media until she’s at least 13.

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