Sites, apps and games we've reviewed so far

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Allo

Allo is a messaging app that lets you express yourself through stickers, doodles, emojis and text.

ASKfm

ASKfm is a social networking site where you can ask other people questions. You can choose to ask the question anonymously.

BBM

Blackberry's BBM is an instant messaging app. You have your own unique 4 digit pin and other people can only add you using this.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a game where players fight against zombies alone or in teams.

Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans is a game where players build armies to battle against other players or team of players.

Dubsmash

Dubsmash is an app which lets you create your own music videos dubbed with famous sounds and quotes.

Facebook and Messenger

Facebook is a social network which lets you create a page about yourself. Facebook Messenger allows you to instant message in group chats or one to one.

FaceTime

FaceTime allows you to make video and audio calls from your Apple devices using the internet.

FIFA Mobile Football

FIFA Mobile Football is a gaming app where you can build and manage your own football team.

Flipagram

Flipagram lets you make videos and photo/video slideshows to free popular music.

Glide

Glide is a video messaging app which allows you to either review your messages before sending or stream live.

Google+

Google+ is a space where you can share photos and videos, instant message or make video-calls.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a computer programme and app that lets you video call, phone or message other users.

IMVU

IMVU is a virtual world where you create an avatar and connect with people from across the world.

Instagram

Instagram is a picture and video sharing app. Users can post content and use hashtags to share experiences, thoughts or memories with an online community.

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About this guide

We worked with 674 parents and carers, and 1,696 young people to review the sites, apps and games that children use.

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