What are people saying about
Google+?

O2 Guru's Top Tip for Google+

O2 Guru Matthew says:

“Google+ let's you stop people or posts showing up on your timeline by tapping the post or person then tapping the three vertical dots in the top right hand corner. From here you can block the person and also report abuse.”

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What's the right age for Google+?

13+

Google+ says

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

14+

Our panel of parents say

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

12+

Children say

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

10+

Net Aware visitors say

Based on 191 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

What do you think?

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18+

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Is content on Google+ suitable for children and young people?

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

Sexual

Medium Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Low Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Low Risk

Other

Medium Risk

27% of parents reported seeing violence and hatred on Google+. 23% reported sexual content.

24% of young people reported seeing violence and hatred on Google+. 22% reported seeing adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

Start a conversation with your child
about Google+

We know it can be awkward but no amount of information beats talking to your children about their experiences online.

There are some things that it’s best not to share with others, can you think what they might be?

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