Online Database

FILTER: App/Game (On page)

Down

Type: Dating
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple)
Age limit: 18
Support site: https://www.downapp.com/contact
Potential risks:

Originally titled Bang With Friends, Down is a dating app. Like Tinder, it’s easy to set up, and asks you to swipe through profiles to find matches for date or just sex. But whereas Tinder helps you find people hook up with in your area, this time the candidates aren’t nearby strangers; they are people you are friends with on Facebook.

Dubsmash

Type: Content sharing
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple)
Age limit:
Support site:
Potential risks:

Dubsmash is an app which lets you create your own music videos dubbed with famous sounds and quotes. Once you’ve finished you can share the video with your friends or with people from around the world.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/dubsmash https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/dubsmash/

Dust

Type: Messaging, Content sharing
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple)
Age limit: 12
Support site: https://www.usedust.com/support
Potential risks: Sexual

End to end encrypted messaging app. Not only are the messages locked away and inaccessible even to Dust (formerly CyberDust) but, similar to Snaps on Snapchat, they are also deleted from the users’ device immediately after they have been read.

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Emerald

Type: Messaging, Content sharing, Streaming
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple), Online (Web based)
Age limit:
Support site:
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‘Emerald is a tool for meeting people. Our mission is to make that as easy and as fun as possible. With our platform you can meet strangers from around the world at the click of a button.’

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Epikchat

Type: Messaging, Content sharing
Platform(s): Online (Web based)
Age limit: 13
Support site: https://www.epikchat.com/safety-tips
Potential risks: Bad language, Sexual

An online community where you can take part in live video chat rooms and broadcasts from around the world. Anyone with a camera and internet connection can instantly start chatting to people from around the world

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Episode: Choose Your Story

Type: Game
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple)
Age limit: 13+
Support site: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200143963-Episode-Choose-Your-Story
Potential risks:

The Episode: Choose Your Story app is a mobile storytelling network and platform which features cartoon characters that you create. Users are allowed to create their own stories with their characters and share it with other users.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/episode-choose-your-story https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/episode-choose-your-story/

Fab Guys

Type: Dating
Platform(s): Online (Web based)
Age limit: 18
Support site:
Potential risks:

Online dating website for gay men. Provides features where gay men can chat, flirt, exchange images and arrange meetings.

Facebook

Type: Messaging
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple), Online (Web based)
Age limit: 13
Support site: https://www.facebook.com/help/
Potential risks:

Facebook is the most popular social network on the web today. Facebook’s user base consists of more than 500 million individuals. The site offers up everything social networking users want, including status updates, wall posts and private messages.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/facebook https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/facebook/

Facebook Messenger

Type: Messaging
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple), Online (Web based)
Age limit: 13
Support site: https://www.facebook.com/help/messenger-app/
Potential risks:

Facebook Messenger is an app which allows users to communicate with their friends from either their Facebook account, or their phonebook. Users can instant message, create group chats, share photos and videos, record voice messages, have live video chats, or simply talk to their friends and family.

FarmVille

Type: Game
Platform(s): Online (Web based)
Age limit:
Support site:
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FarmVille is a farming simulation social network game developed by Zynga in 2009. It is similar to Happy Farm, Farm Town, and video games such as the Story of Seasons series. Its gameplay involves various aspects of farm management such as plowing land, planting, growing, and harvesting crops, harvesting trees and raising livestock. You can create avatars of characters and have private chats with fellow gamers.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/farmville

Fastmeet

Type: Messaging, Content sharing, Dating
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple)
Age limit: 17
Support site: http://fastmeet.com/support.xhtml
Potential risks: Bad language, Sexual

Free dating app for your phone with full users profiles, voice and video messages, pictures and gifts, ratings and Encounter.

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Flickar

Type: Messaging, Content sharing
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple)
Age limit: PG
Support site: http://flippar.com/contact.html
Potential risks:

FlippAR lets you lock your memories (in the form of pics and videos) with friends into a real-world object that becomes your own memory locker. Your friends can discover and share your lockers. You can also unlock and discover memories left for you by your friends. FlippAR allows the users to point their camera at an object and instantly launch personalized experiences. The app also serves as a marketing tool that brings alive offline objects and empowers brands to engage with customers, gain analytics, and increase call-to-action

Flickr

Type: Content sharing
Platform(s): Online (Web based)
Age limit:
Support site: https://safely.yahoo.com/
Potential risks:

Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo on March 20, 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/flickr

FMyLife

Type: Website
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple), Online (Web based)
Age limit:
Support site:
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FMyLife is an online community where you can post a short caption about an unfortunate incident that has happened during your day. The caption usually starts with “today…” and ends with “FML”. You can also comment on other people’s stories.

Football Manager 2018

Type: Game
Platform(s): Linux, Mac, Windows
Age limit: 3+
Support site:
Potential risks:

Football Management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. Game contains online chat features and that have been exploited by offenders whereby they have initiated communication with children in an attempt to groom and abuse them.

Fortnite

Type: Game
Platform(s): Mac, Playstation, Windows, Xbox
Age limit: 12
Support site: http://fortnitehelp.epicgames.com/
Potential risks: Violence

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a 100-player last person standing shooter rated PEGI 12 for violence. Players are dropped into a game map and have to shoot the other players to win the game. During the game, players can collect and unlock weapons, build structures to hide or defend themselves and try to avoid the storm that damages all players outside the safe zone. During the game, the land available is reduced so survivors are forced closer together. The last survivor is the winner.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/fortnite https://www.net-aware.org.uk/news/fortnite-all-you-need-know/ http://www.askaboutgames.com/parents-guide-to-fortnite-pegi-12/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejw1w-wv4LI

Foursquare

Type: Content sharing
Platform(s): Android, IOS (Apple), Online (Web based)
Age limit: 13
Support site:
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Foursquare is a local search-and-discovery service mobile app which provides search results for its users. The app provides personalized recommendations of places to go to near a user’s current location based on users’ “previous browsing history, purchases, or check-in history”.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/foursquare

FriendLife

Type: Messaging, Content sharing
Platform(s): Online (Web based)
Age limit: 13
Support site:
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FriendLife is a social network where you can broadcast live video, share photos and chat with new friends and get followers. It contains a private messaging feature and also enables you to earn money. It is completely free to download.

Friv

Type: Game
Platform(s): Online (Web based)
Age limit: 3+
Support site:
Potential risks: Violence

Friv is a gaming platform that offers a wide variety of games to play, for free. All games are free. Some younger users have reported some of the games being too violent. There is also pop up advertising that finds the site.

Further information:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/friv https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/friv/

FurryMate

Type: Dating
Platform(s): Online (Web based)
Age limit: 18
Support site:
Potential risks:

FurryMate is an online furry social networking and online dating service. To effectively use FurryMate’s features, users must subscribe to the service and pay a monthly membership fee. Non-paying users are severely limited in that they may send messages yet cannot read any received messages.

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