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New Facebook App for Kids

New app may put primary school children at risk

Research carried out by Barnardo’s has highlighted concerns about Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app which is due to be launched soon in the UK.

It will allow children as young as six to communicate either in groups or one-to-one, using text messages, video calls and photos, which has raised concerns that children could be at risk from grooming, sexting and online bullying.

The charity commissioned a YouGov survey of 997 parents, asking for their views about the app. Ninety per cent of parents said that they were concerned about their children using the new app. 61 per cent said they were worried that strangers would be able to pose as their children’s friends on the app.

Source: Barnardo’s  Date: 27 February 2018

 

 

Welcome to Net Aware 2018!

NSPCC and O2 are thrilled to bring you an all-new update to the site and app.

Net Aware now features new sites including Yubo (formally Yellow), Sarahah, Discord and a news page about Fortnite.

There’s brand new opinions from over 2,000 young people and 2,000 parents. See what sites, apps and games are popular, why young people like them, and how safe they are.

 

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What parents and young people told us

 

·         1 in 4 children told us that they had been approached by adults they didn’t know online.

·         24% reported seeing content that made them feel sad, worried or uncomfortable.

Net Aware is developed by the NSPCC in partnership with O2 and gives information and advice about privacy settings and safety, as well as recommended age guidance and risk ratings for inappropriate content. This can help you decide whether a site is right for a child.

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