Rather than trying to cover every social network out there, we’re focusing on the ones kids use the most.How we developed this guide
Showing 15 of 21 networks
Facebook and MessengerFacebook is a social network which lets you create a page about yourself. Facebook Messenger allows you to instant message in group chats or one to one.
ASKfmASKfm is a social networking site where you can ask other people questions. You can choose to ask the question anonymously.
Google+Google+ is a space where you can share photos and videos, instant message or make video-calls.
YouTubeYouTube allows you to watch, create and comment on videos. You can create your own YouTube account, playlists and channel with a public profile.
TumblrTumblr is a social networking site that lets you share text, photos, quotes, links, audio clips, slideshows and videos and live broadcasts.
ViberViber is a computer program and app, which lets you text, call, share photos and send video messages to people worldwide.
SoundCloudSoundCloud is an app that lets you find music, podcasts, news and comedy that you are interested in.
DubsmashDubsmash is an app which lets you create your own music videos dubbed with famous sounds and quotes.
SteamSteam is an entertainment platform which lets you play games, create your own in-game content, broadcast live videos and chat to other members of the community.
ROBLOXROBLOX is a user-generated gaming platform where you can create your own games or play games that other users have made. You can also chat to other players.
AlloAllo is a messaging app that lets you express yourself through stickers, doodles, emojis and text.
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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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