General Apps

Below are 10 apps that are popular with children and that parents need to know about.

                               Logo                                                               Name                                                               Information                               
     
                                                                                              Ask.fm                               

                               Ask an anonymous question and get an answer.

This app has been linked to severe forms of cyberbullying.                               

     
Kik A messaging app. Kik has built in app and web content that can be unsuitable.
     
Omegle A free online chat website that promotes chatting anonymously to strangers.
     
Tik Tok A free sharing website that promotes creating and sharing user created videos.
     
Whisper An anonymous app where the creators promote sharing secrets and meeting new people.
     
Wishbone An app that allows users to compare pupils against each other and rate them on a scale.
     
Yellow This app is designed to allow pupils to flirt with each other in a Tinder-like atmosphere.

 

Live Video Streaming Apps

Live video streaming is becoming more popular with young people. Below are the most popular apps to be aware of that allow live streaming.

Logo Name Information
     
Facebook Live Its Facebook but live!
     
Live.Me Go live, connect with your favourite stars and earn rewards.
     
Periscope Explore the world through someone else's eyes.
     
Snapchat Not live video, but is included here because it has a video elements to it.
     
Twitch This is the world's leading video platform and community for gamers.
     
YouNow

Discover talented broadcasters, watch live streams and video chat with people

from around the world.

     
YouTube Youtube now has live streaming capabilities.