A CHESTER-BASED attraction has teamed up with a social media network for under 13s in a bid to keep kids safe online and promote kindness on social media.

The Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall, which is home to the ‘World’s Largest Ice Cream Shop’, has teamed up with GoBubble online safety innovation specialists to support those children who use social media before they're old enough, to give them, their parents and schools a protected space.

Welcoming about 800,000 visitors per year, the Ice Cream Farm hopes to give caregivers a solution to the growing issues surrounding children’s online safety. Research shows that 170,000 children go online for the first time every day and cyberbullying is a parent’s number one concern.

The brainchild of Henry Platten, a former police sergeant and ‘e-safety guru’, GoBubble 'removes potential risks and allows children to take advantage of the best bits of social media without experiencing the negative aspects'.

The app ensures that all posts are automatically moderated, removing inappropriate posts before they even go live, while rewarding children for their kindness to one another.

Jonathan Fell, director of The Ice Cream Farm, said: “Family values are at the heart of The Ice Cream Farm and I’m really proud to be working alongside GoBubble.

"From my first meeting with Henry, I knew this was something The Ice Cream Farm needed to be involved with and help to champion kindness and safety online.”

Henry Platten, co-founder of GoBubble, added: “The progressive team at The Ice Cream Farm share very similar values to our own and recognises the importance of protecting kids by giving them a safe social space.

"We are incredibly pleased to be partnering with them and through use of the leading GoBubble platform, we will be working together to promote social media awareness and prioritising children’s online safety.”

For more information on GoBubble, visit www.gobubble.school.