Although students using the Internet are getting younger and younger, not all sites are age appropriate for this audience. While popular social media sites like Facebook require users to be at least 13 years old, there are some alternatives for those younger web surfers.
Togetherville is a site that makes social media safe for kids to share information online. A great safety feature is that kids cannot sign up for an account by themselves. An adult has to sign them up using a Facebook account and then set up each child.
The video and game content on the site is also under strict control, ensuring there is only appropriate material that is being shared. This site can also be used to teach lessons about Internet safety and preparing children for the future and what is appropriate behavior in the online world. The video below explains the site in more detail.