Sites, apps and games we've reviewed so far

Rather than trying to cover every social network out there, we’re focusing on the ones kids use the most.

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Facebook & Messenger

Facebook and Messenger is a social network to create a page about yourself and talk to others.

Disney Club Penguin Island

Club Penguin is a multiplayer game where you can explore a virtual world and chat to others.

Instagram

Instagram is a picture and video sharing app to post content and use hashtags.

Kik

Kik is an instant messaging app which lets you share messages, photos and other content.

Snapchat

Snapchat lets you send messages or 'snaps' to contacts, which appear for up to 10 seconds.

YouTube

YouTube allows you to watch, create and comment on videos on a public profile.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Minecraft is a game that lets you create a virtual world using building blocks and chat to others.

Skype

Skype lets you send instant messages and make audio and video calls to others around the world.

Twitter

Twitter lets you post public messages, or 'tweets', send private messages and post pictures/videos.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is an instant messaging app. You can send messages/images/videos/location in one to one and groups.

Tumblr

Tumblr is a social network that lets you share photos, videos, live broadcasts and other content.

Miniclip

Miniclip is a gaming website that hosts games; used on social networks and online gaming platforms.

Omegle

Omegle randomly connects you to someone for a one-to-one audio or video conversation.

Pinterest

Pinterest is an interactive pin board, for collections of your own and others’ images.

PopJam

PopJam is a creative app and website where you can create and share art and take quizzes.

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About this guide

We worked with 674 parents and carers, and 1,696 young people to review the sites, apps and games that children use.

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