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O2 Guru's Top Tip for Allo

O2 Guru Matthew says:

“You can stop someone from sending inappropriate messages. Just tap on the contact and hit 'Block' for safe, fun messaging.”

Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. Call them for free on 0808 800 5002.

You can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 online safety guru here.


What's the right age for Allo?


Allo says

This is taken from Allo’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2017.


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of nearly 700 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2017.


Children say

Based on 1,696 responses from children and young people in December 2016 and January 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 107 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Is content on Allo suitable for children and young people?

We asked young people and parents to tell us about the content they came across on Allo. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:


Low Risk

Violence and hatred

Low Risk


Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk


Low Risk

33% of parents reported seeing either violence and hatred, sexual content or adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs on Allo.

6% of young people reported seeing content related to either self harm and suicide, violence and hatred, sex, or adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

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