MINIMUM AGE: There is no specific age requirement to use ChatGPT. However, it's important for children to use it under parental guidance and supervision, especially when accessing online platforms and engaging in conversations. Parents should consider their child's age, maturity level, and ability to understand and navigate online interactions.
WHAT IS IT?
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence-powered language model that can engage in conversations, provide information, and generate human-like text responses to user input.
WHAT WE SAY:
Treat with caution.
ChatGPT is an advanced language model powered by artificial intelligence. It has been trained on a wide range of information and can understand and generate human-like text responses. It is designed to assist with answering questions, providing explanations, and engaging in conversations on various topics.
As a parent, you can think of ChatGPT as a digital tool that can help your child find information and explore different subjects. It can be used to support their learning, provide explanations for complex concepts, or spark curiosity in various areas of knowledge. However, it's important to keep in mind that ChatGPT is an AI model and not a human. While it strives to provide accurate and helpful responses, it may occasionally generate incorrect or incomplete information.
It's a good idea to encourage your child to use ChatGPT as a supplementary resource, rather than relying solely on it for important information or decisions. Just like with any technology, it's always beneficial to have conversations with your child about critical thinking, evaluating sources, and using ChatGPT as a starting point for further exploration and learning.
This platform has gained significant popularity among students who utilize it to generate assignments. There are alternative versions of ChatGPT that function in a slightly different manner. In these versions, users are allotted a specific number of credits to ask questions. Once they have exhausted their credits, users are required to either pay or view advertisements. Unfortunately, these advertisements often promote inappropriate content, such as online gambling.
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence-powered language model that can engage in conversations, provide information, and generate human-like text responses to user inputs.
SAFETY TIPS TO CONSIDER:
As an AI language model, ChatGPT itself does not have a built-in parental guidance section. It's important for parents or guardians to provide guidance and supervision when their children are using any online platform or interacting with AI models like ChatGPT. It's recommended that parents have conversations with their children about responsible and safe internet usage, including discussing appropriate content, critical thinking, and online privacy.
For parents/ carers If you're worried about your child or need support call NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.
If you discover criminal content when online then report it directly to the police or the Internet Watch Foundation.
If you're worried about online grooming or sexual behaviour online then report directly to the police or contact CEOP.
For Children & young people if they're worried or want to talk, encourage them to contact Childline Online or call 0800 1111.
Check out our Resource Centre for further information and useful online safety tips.