Apps and social media

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ooVoo is a group video chat service that has been the source of some controversy, with fears that children are giving away information to people they don't know. Like any popular online tool, used wisely it's great; used unwisely it can be a platform for problems. Here's everything you need to know about what ooVoo is, how to use it safely, and how to report anything worrying.

Monitoring apps: the pros and cons of apps that let you to virtually follow your child

Pokemon Go

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go, including concerns for parents and safety tips

Social media

People often talk about children being addicted to social media. But are they really? Parent Info offers advice on helping your child use social media safely

Ask.fm

Ask.fm is anonymous and has been known to lead to cyberbullying and taunting. Here is CEOP’s guide to Ask.fm in a series of FAQs for parents.

Online safety for children

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything parents and carers need to know?

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

Online safety for children

Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible – and safe – use of Instagram

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat: a parent’s guide

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: how tor react if things go wrong

Children outdoors

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we've gathered some of the most exciting apps we’ve found to get kids outdoors and enjoy what nature has to offer

YouNow is a live video and chat app that's popular with children and young people. What should parents and carers know about it? 

Viral challenges continue to shape a lot of young people’s experiences online. fare harmless and just good fun, but some are more sinister and could pose risks. Here's what parents need to know

Five tips for starting a new school

A parent’s guide to Yubo, formerly called Yellow, from Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP

Snapchat

Everything you need to know about Snaptchat, the hugely popular picture sharing app

Teens on Tinder

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps out there. Here's what parents need to know

street fight

Advice for parents on the rise of viral fight videos online

Musical.ly is an app for creating and sharing lip sync videos among friends. What do parents and carers need to know about it? 

YouTube

Kids can't get enough of the video sharing site. Read CEOP's comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it

social media

Here's how to set parental controls on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Tablet

Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. What can parents do?

Sharenting

A parent's guide to the very modern phenomenon of social media sharenting