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Call of Duty: Heroes – app of the week

Call of Duty: Heroes is a game from the makers of the popular Call of Duty franchise. Players can team up with friends to take on opponents and build armies in war-based scenarios. It is possible to connect with other…

Cake – app of the week

Cake allows users to discover, flirt and meet new people from around the world. You can connect instantly and video chat with girls and/or guys. There is a random chat feature which allows you to talk to someone chosen at…

Bumble – app of the week

Bumble is an app which can be used for dating, finding friends or making business/work links. The app is unlike other connection apps in that the woman always makes the first move, and if she doesn’t say something to a…

BoyAhoy – app of the week

BoyAhoy is a global network for meeting gay men. You can meet men by preference and proximity, chat, see who checked you out, get updates from nearby users, buy and send gifts, save your favorite users, browse profiles and pictures,…

Boom Beach – app of the week

Boom Beach is a hugely popular game for both iOS and Android in which you can create clans with other users to attack other players’ bases. Players can also communicate with each other by sharing ‘intel’ on other players. The…

Blendr – app of the week

Blendr is an app created by the same makers as Grindr (a popular gay dating app) and is powered by Badoo, meaning the set up of these two apps is largely the same. Users use the app to chat, flirt…

Binweevils – app of the week

Binweevils is a very popular children’s game which is accessed both via computer and app. Players create their own customisable ‘nest’. It possible for players to chat between each other. Read more about Binweevils: https://www.binweevils.com/parents_overview https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin_Weevils App of the week…

Bigo live – app of the week

Bigo Live is an app for users aged 17 and over, which allows you to stream (broadcast) live videos of yourself. You can follow and chat to other users, they can follow and chat to you and you can send…

BBM – app of the week

BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is an app used for chatting, sharing images, sharing your location and voice calls. Until 2013, BBM was only available for chatting between BlackBerry devices, however it is now possible for iPhone and Android users to use…

Blizzard Battle.net – app of the week

Battle.net is a gaming platform which hosts games and allows players to connect via its social network. Users can connect and chat with one another and see what games each other are playing. Read more about Blizzard Battle.net https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle.net https://www.blizzard.com/en-us/…

Badoo – app of the week

Badoo is a dating-focused social network for users aged 18 and over with over 330 million users, making it one of the world’s most widely used dating networks. The developers make it clear that Badoo is not for teens and…

ASKfm – app of the week

ASKfm is a global social networking site where users create profiles and can send each other questions to answer. It was once a form of anonymous social media that encouraged questions to be submitted anonymously. It has 215 million users…

Animal jam – app of the week

Animal Jam is a children’s game with over 70 million registered players. Players create an animal with an anonymous 3-part name, dress it up and control it in the gameplay environment. The game contains a private chat area where players…

Amino – app of the week

Amino lets users access and contribute to like-minded communities on a range of subjects including bands, books and hobbies. There is a strong anime culture on amino. When you tap a community, you can view its description, community guidelines and…

Seriously Awkward – an update from The Children’s Society

We are pleased to bring you the latest blog from The Children’s Society on their Seriously Awkward campaign… Stand up for children’s rights Because of legal inconsistencies there is a dangerous lack of understanding about how situations where 16 and…

Parents Speak Out in Westminster

A report which says parents are still not being included in the safeguarding of children at risk of being sexually exploited will be officially launched at a Westminster reception today. The report, compiled by the Parent Action Group (PAG) within…

#seriouslyawkward and you

Clare Bracey is a Senior Campaigner at The Children’s Society, leading the organisation’s Youth at Risk campaigning work. This currently includes the charity’s priority campaign Seriously Awkward – calling on the Government to strengthen the law to protect 16 and…