Reddit – What Parents & Carers Need To Know

With a lot of age-inappropriate content and very minimal moderation, Reddit is not appropriate for primary children. However, it is often a good idea to inform yourself about these things BEFORE your child does! Families may well also have older teens who do use Reddit, and may not be aware of the risks.

What’s more, because the site is hugely popular all over the world, links to Reddit frequently turn up among search engine results if young people are using the internet without appropriate safety filters (like the ones we have in school!) in place – so young people may be exposed to the site’s content even without purposely looking for it. Remember, children’s internet access should always be supervised.

What parents need to know about Reddit

Over the last ten years, Reddit’s monthly user count has grown from 70 million to an estimated 430 million. Around two-thirds of that total are in the 18–29 age bracket, which adds up to a lot of fairly young people discussing … well, pretty much whatever they want. It’s easy to see how that environment might not be suitable for younger users!

Unsurprisingly, age-inappropriate content is therefore a common risk on Reddit, and – as this week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide explains – it’s not in isolation. Constant distracting notifications, online harassment and uninvited contact from strangers are also among the threats that young people might encounter through using Reddit.

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This guide is from National Online Safety