Online Safety - Social Networks
The NSPCC's Share Aware and Net Aware pages. Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
The internetmatters.org website has published guidance for parents who want to know more about Snapchat.
A BBC report on the new Snapchat feature, Snap Map, warning parents that a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat could put children at risk.
Young people use Instagram to share images and videos; this guide gives advice on ways to stay safe if young people choose to use the app.
To help parents who’ve raised concerns that their children are receiving unsolicited messages on Wishbone app, InternetMatters.org have compiled expert tips on how to keep them safe on the app.
ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family. Like many other sites and apps, ooVoo is used by both adults and children. This means that children can be directly contacted by an adult they don’t know.
Yubo, formerly Yellow, is a social media app encouraging teens to find new friends by allowing them to swipe left or right to connect and live stream.
YouNow is a live streaming service which allows users to broadcast live video feeds to an online audience. Children should be made aware that anyone could be watching the videos they broadcast.