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O2 Guru’s Top Tip for ASKfm

O2 Guru Camila says:

Remember you can easily block someone from asking you a question on ASKfm in the 'More' section of the app, this even covers anonymous questions.”

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 ASKfm?


ASKfm says

This is taken from ASKfm’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 376 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Is content on ASKfm suitable for children and young people?

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


Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

40% of parents reported seeing violent and hateful content on ASKfm. 33% reported either bullying or adult and illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

55% of young people reported seeing bullying on ASKfm. 52% of young people reported violence and hatred, and 42% reported content related to self harm or suicide.

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