What are people saying about
Pinterest?

O2 Guru's Top Tip for Pinterest

O2 Guru Camila says:

“Remember that images on Pinterest are searchable through Google so make sure you don't load any personal information. You can also hide your profile from searches by heading to 'Account Basics' and turning on 'Search Privacy'.”

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What's the right age for Pinterest?

13+

Pinterest says

This is taken from Pinterest’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2017.

12+

Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of nearly 700 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2017.

11+

Children say

Based on 1,696 responses from children and young people in December 2016 and January 2017.

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Net Aware visitors say

Based on 415 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

What do you think?

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18+

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Is content on Pinterest suitable for children and young people?

We asked young people and parents to tell us about the content they came across on Pinterest. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:

Sexual

Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Low Risk

Bullying

Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk

Other

Low Risk

14% of parents reported seeing sexual content on Pinterest. 14% reported adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

18% of young people reported seeing sexual content on Pinterest.

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