General Apps

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

Logo Name Information

Ask an anonymous question and get an answer.

This app has been linked to severe forms of cyberbullying.

Burn Book Post anonymous rumours about people through audio messages, text and photos.
Calculator% This app looks like a calculator but functions like a secret photo vault.
Facebook People can add their own photos, videos, update their status and interact with anyone they add as a friend.
Hot or Not Strangers rate your profile.
House Party

Allows users to live-chat with up to 8 people where they can play games and chat.



Many pupils are now creating fake accounts to hide content from parents.

Pupils also like using Instagram because messages are deleted once a user leaves a conversation.

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.

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

from around the world.

YouTube Youtube now has live streaming capabilities.