The statement has a message for the children: how to enjoy online resources safely and responsibly, and how to deal with possible unpleasant situations. The statement also provides tips for the parents and library professionals on how to support children and young people utilize the possibilities of learning, entertainment and communication online safely.

The statement is meant to be read at the library, together with the young patrons and their parents.  The document has been prepared in IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults working group.

Statement on Social Media, Children and Young Adults @ the Library – Safety, Privacy and Online Behavior [PDF]