What is it
Flickr is a website owned by Yahoo for storing, hosting and sharing photos and video within an online community.
How does it work?
Flickr offers both free and paid accounts for users to upload photos and videos and sort and share how they like. You can also allow your photos to be used by others, whether free or for a fee. When a user uploads a photo, they must also add meta tags, which are key words such as "AMP Tower", that help others to find them amongst the millions of photos now available on the site.
Why is it useful?
Flickr is an amazing resource for anyone needing a photo, say for a blog or a website, as well as for photographers who can use the site to store, manage and share their photos.
What do you need to keep in mind if your child is using Flicr?
Because Flickr can contain adult imagery, underage users should always use the site's SafeSearch option to limit the potential to view offensive or inappropriate imagery.
Want to know more?
Go to the Flickr website.