Social networking how to guides for parents

By Internet Matters Team on

In recent years there’s been a large increase in the number social networking apps available for children to communicate and share their lives with friends and family.

With such an array of apps available it can be difficult to know which ones are more suitable for children and how to keep them safe on the apps. To help parents stay informed we’ve create these infographics on what they need to know on the most popular apps.

Spotlight: WhatsApp safety – how to guide

With over 800 million average users, WhatsApp has become one of the most used messaging apps. Find out what feature you can use to help keep your child’s personal information private.

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More ‘how to’ infographics

Instagram – How to guide

Instagram is one of the most popular online photo and video sharing platfrom. Our ‘How to guide” will help you to understand more about the app and what features you can use to keep your child safe.

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Snapchat – How to guide

The third in our series of how to guides looks at the global real-time photo and video sharing app, Snapchat. The app averages 400 million ‘snaps’ a day, the minimum age to sign-up for an account is 13.

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ooVoo – How to guide

The fourth in our series of how to guides looks at the free video, voice and messaging app, ooVoo.ooVoo  has over 100 million registered users in 130 countries and the minimum age to sign-up for an account is 13.

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Additional Resources

Take a look at these guides from Childnet, Safe Smart & Social and NSPCC to keep your children safe on the following apps.