On Discord you can chat to other users one to one or as a group on a ‘server’. There are thousands of public servers on Discord and it’s particularly popular with the gaming community to share tips.
As these are public servers your child could see comments which worry or upset them and speak to people they do not know. We would recommend they only chat to friends they have actually met before, like their school friends.
If you do choose to allow your child to use the public servers then we would recommend they only join with supervision and support from a parent or carer.
Make sure to check in with your child regularly about who they’re talking to online and ask them what servers or chats they’ve joined.
Remind them if someone starts asking them other questions or suggests they speak using another app like Snapchat or Instagram they should come and tell you.
Explore safety settings together so your child knows how to stop unwanted contact or end an online chat.