Online Safety - Social Networks

The NSPCC's Share Aware and Net Aware pages. Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.


Find out more about the safety features available on popular social networks such as: Club Penguin, Facebook, Kik, Google+, Moshi Monsters, Snapchat, YouTube, WhatsApp, and more.

The 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.

Facebook's parent portal.

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.

Best 10 educational apps to keep your kids amused safely. have created this guide for parents and carers to help you to understand more about the app and it’s features.

To help parents who’ve raised concerns that their children are receiving unsolicited messages on Wishbone app, 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.

WhatsApp – Guide for Parents and Carers. Caution is advised over your child’s digital footprint, particularly the content (photos, videos and messages) they choose to share via WhatsApp.

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.

YouTube is a popular platform with both adults and young people. have created a guide to explain YouTube’s features as well as guidance on how to stay safe when using it.