Before you post a tweet, users can decide who can reply to it and are given three options to choose from:
Everyone can reply – This is Twitter’s default setting and anyone who sees your tweet will be able to reply
People you follow - If you select this option only people who you follow can reply to your tweet.
Only people you mention - Choosing this option means only people or accounts you tag in your tweet can reply
Encourage your child to think about these options before they post anything on Twitter. We would recommend that your child selects ‘Only people you mention’ so only accounts tagged in the tweet can reply. This will help prevent them being sent comments they might find upsetting.
It’s important to note that this feature only stops users from replying publicly to a tweet. People are still able to retweet, like and share the comment with other users through direct message.