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O2 Guru Top Tip for Tumblr

O2 Guru Camila says:

“To ensure your blog is secure, you can change your blog's privacy and security settings in the blog main menu. From here you can limit who sees the blog, who can ask questions, who can message you and you can block people.”

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 Tumblr?


Tumblr says

This is taken from Tumblr’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 423 votes from parents who have visited this site – you can vote too!

What do you think?

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Is content on Tumblr suitable for children and young people?

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


High Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

65% of parents reported seeing sexual content on Tumblr. 50% reported adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

54% of young people reported seeing sexual content on Tumblr. 46% reported violence and hatred.

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