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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BlackBerry’s BBM is an instant messaging app. You have your own unique 4 digit PIN and other people can only add you using this.


Chatroulette is a website which lets you talk to another person anywhere in the world.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is an app which allows users to communicate with their friends from their Facebook account or phonebook.


Google+ is a space where you can share photos and videos, instant message or make video-calls.


Kik is an instant messaging app which lets you share messages, photos, games and news or organise events.


Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.


MeetMe is a social network which allows users to meet and communicate with other people worldwide.


Skype is a computer programme and app, which lets you make audio and video calls.


Whatsapp is an instant messaging app, which lets you send instant messages, images and videos to friends.

Meow Chat

Meow Chat allows you to chat with strangers in a public chat room, or as a private conversation.

Omegle: Talk to Strangers

Omegle randomly connects you to another person who’s on the site. It lets you talk to them in a one-to-one audio or video conversation.


ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family.


Tango is an app which allows you to make voice and video calls and have group chats.


Twitch is a live video game website. Watch playbacks of games, live stream your own games, and chat to other gamers.

Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger is an app that allows you to instant message, voice and video call and share images.

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About this guide

We worked with over 500 parents and carers, and 1725 young people to review social networks and apps that children use.

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