Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms

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This is a friendly reminder, that social media based apps are not suitable or on the approved core app list. Please see the table below which details the required age to create an account for. If you currently have these apps, you will need to remove them from your device as they are not aligned with our digital citizenship student contracts.

If you have any questions, please see the Information Literacy Team.

App Age
Twitch 12 years
Instagram 13 years
Snapchat 13 years
Facebook 13 years 16 years 17 years
Vine 17 years
YouTube Accounts 18 years


Coding Apps

This week, the year fives began using some apps which are designed to teach coding. We used Cargo-Bot and Kodable.




Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot to pick up and move crates. Sounds easy right? The students started out by completing the tutorial. It seemed easy at first, but as we worked through the lessons it became very challenging.  Take a look at one of levels in the tutorial (you can play the video):

It took me hours to work out that program. Some of the kids worked it out before I did!

Once our brains had been strained enough on Cargo-Bot, we moved on to the Kodable app.  The year fives loved programming the cute furry little creature to move through the levels.

We are looking forward to more coding in the weeks to come!