Apps and social media

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social media

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

Pokemon Go

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

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?

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

Sharenting

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

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

Keeping safe on snapchat

Snapchat: what parents need to know

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.

Going online

A lot of sites and apps specify that users must be aged over 13. Why 13? Vicki Shotbolt explains and offers a guide to the age limits for various popular online activities.

Online safety for children

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

Five tips for starting a new school

Yubo is a popular mobile app. Thinkuknow - the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP - has created a guide for parents on how the app works and what your child needs to know about how to use it safely and sensibly.

YouTube

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

Online safety for children

Some tips on responsible – and safe – use of Instagram.

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

Snapchat

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

Keeping safe on snapchat

How to be a bit more careful, and a bit better informed, when using Snapchat.

Keeping safe on snapchat

Does the fact that photos disappear from Snapchat make it completely safe to use? If things do go wrong, what can you do?

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 young people. What should you know about it? 

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.

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.

There's been quite a lot of interest recently in monitoring apps, which allow you to track your child, alerting you to where they are and what they're doing. Sounds like a brilliant idea, no? But experts warn you should think twice before putting your child under surveillance. We look at the pros and cons.