Social networking has become a part of everyday life for many people and organisations and it can be a great way to keep up to date with people from all over the world.Most schools now give information about how to use social networking responsibly and there are recognised organisations offering practical support to parents and families.Some social networking and internet services have a livechat facility which allows your child to have real-time text conversations with other people.

When you click on this, you will be connected to a BSL interpreter through a webcam. We also have a BSL interpreting service in all Camden libraries, five children’s centres and registry office so you can talk to the staff there using the Sign Translate service through a webcam.

A list of all libraries where this service is available: Deaf/hard of hearing customers can now contact us using: Deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people can contact us through Tex Mee – this is like texting/SMS.

You can use this service in two ways: using the website or using a mobile app which you can download on your mobile.

Email Many of us use email to communicate with others, using a computer, laptop, tablet device or smartphone.

Email is useful if you want to share documents or information with others, and it is ideal for long messages and messages that need to be easily stored and retrieved.

Social networking In the last few years we have seen the emergence of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

There are even some specifically designed for younger children, such as Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters.

If you want to use this on your mobile, you need to download the Text Mee app from your app provider for your phone.

You can access council services Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (except for bank holidays).