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.

How we developed this guide

Showing 15 of 49 networks is a site where you can ask people questions. You can choose to ask them anonymously.


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.

Bin Weevils

Bin 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.

Boom Beach

Boom Beach is a strategy game where you can team up with other players to free enslaved islanders.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a game where players fight against zombies alone or in teams.


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

Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans is a game where players build armies to battle against other players or team of players.

Club Penguin

Club Penguin is an online multiplayer game where you can explore a virtual world using a cartoon penguin character.


DeviantArt is an online community where you can post your art and comment on other people’s work.


Dubsmash is an app which lets you create your own music videos dubbed with famous sounds and quotes.


Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.

Facebook Messenger

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


FMyLife is an online community where you can post a short caption about an unfortunate incident that has happened during your day.


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

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a computer programme and app that lets you video call, phone or message other users.

Show more

NSPCC and O2

To children, online life is real life. We've joined forces with O2 to help parents explore and understand online life as kids know it. 

Let's keep kids safe online

About this guide

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

Find out more