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 17 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.
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.
Google+Google+ is a space where you can share photos and videos, instant message or make video-calls.
KikKik is an instant messaging app which lets you create your own username, share messages, photos, games and news or organise events.
SnapchatSnapchat is an app that lets you send a photo, short video or message to your contacts.
TumblrTumblr is a social networking site that lets you share text, photos, quotes, links, audio clips, slideshows and videos and live broadcasts.
TangoTango is an app which allows you meet new people, make voice and video calls, have group chats and share content with other users.
ViberViber is a computer program and app, which 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.
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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