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
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BBMBlackBerry’s BBM is an instant messaging app. You have your own unique 4 digit PIN and other people can only add you using this.
ChatrouletteChatroulette is a website which lets you talk to another person anywhere in the world.
Facebook MessengerFacebook Messenger is an app which allows users to communicate with their friends from their Facebook account or phonebook.
Google+Google+ is a space where you can share photos and videos, instant message or make video-calls.
MeetMeMeetMe is a social network which allows users to meet and communicate with other people worldwide.
SkypeSkype is a computer programme and app, which lets you make audio and video calls.
Meow ChatMeow Chat allows you to chat with strangers in a public chat room, or as a private conversation.
Omegle: Talk to StrangersOmegle 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.
ooVooooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family.
TangoTango is an app which allows you to make voice and video calls and have group chats.
Yahoo MessengerYahoo Messenger is an app that allows you to instant message, voice and video call and share images.
ViberViber lets you text, call, share photos and send video messages to people worldwide.
Google HangoutsGoogle Hangouts is a computer programme and app that lets you video call, phone or message other users.
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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.
You can help us keep this guide up to date. So if your children are using a site, app or game that we haven’t covered yet, let us know and we’ll consider featuring it in our next update.
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