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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Ask.fmAsk.fm is a site where you can ask people questions. You can choose to ask them anonymously.
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.
Bin WeevilsBin Weevils is an online virtual world where you can play online games, chat with friends, adopt a virtual pet, grow your own garden and watch cartoons.
ChatrouletteChatroulette is a website which lets you talk to another person anywhere in the world.
Club PenguinClub Penguin is an online multiplayer game where you can explore a virtual world using a cartoon penguin character.
DeviantArtDeviantArt is an online community where you can post your art and comment on other people’s work.
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.
FMyLifeFMyLife is an online community where you can post a short caption about an unfortunate incident that has happened during your day.
Habbo HotelHabbo Hotel is a social network site where you can communicate and interact in a virtual hotel.
KikKik is an instant messaging app which lets you share messages, photos, games and news or organise events.
SnapchatSnapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.
YouTubeYouTube is a place to watch, create and share videos. Videos include things like music, animation, online blogs and TV clips.
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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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