Stay safe on Sarahah

Sarahah is a website and app for Android and iPhone, where you can send completely anonymous comments and feedback to other users. It is becoming increasingly popular and is currently the top free app on the App Store and is listed on Google Play as having over 500,000 downloads (as of July 2017).

The app can be used on its own but also alongside other social networks:

  • On Snapchat, you can send an image with a link to your Sarahah account attached so people can leave you anonymous feedback on the Snap. You can also send an image of the messages you’ve received on Sarahah out on Snapchat
  • On Instagram, users can add their Sarahah account to their Instagram bio. People can then access your Sarahah account by visiting your Instagram profile and send you anonymous feedback
  • On Facebook, users can post the link to their Sarahah account on their status

On Sarahah, you can read and favourite messages you receive but you can’t reply or find out who they are from.  The only people who can send you feedback are people you’ve shared your Sarahah username with. 

Here is a reminder of our TEAM tips to help you keep your child safe whilst using Sarahah:

  • Talk to your child regularly about what they are doing on Sarahah. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen
  • Explore the site with your child. Understand why they like using Sarahah and make sure they know what they can do to keep themselves safe
  • Agree rules about what’s okay and what isn’t when using sites, apps and games. You can use our Family Agreement template to help you get started
  • Manage your technology and use the settings available to keep your child safe

For more information on sites, apps and games, and for any help adjusting your settings, you can speak to an expert advisor at our free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002. 

For information on other sites, apps and games, visit our Net Aware home page or download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play.  

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