1. Keep an eye on how much time children spend online and ensure it is not interfering with activities such as socializing, exercising, eating and sleeping.
  2. Consider bans on devices at mealtimes and take them away an hour before bedtime. Do not let children charge devices in their rooms.
  3. Talk regularly to children about what they do online, what posts they have made that day, who they are friends with and how it is affecting their mood.
  4. With younger children, have access to passwords to regularly check content.
  5. Remember, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram officially bar children under 13 from having accounts.
  6. Encourage children to use the internet for creative things - helping with homework, making their own content.

Read the full article on protecting kids from social media by Jane Wakefield at BBC